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2019 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA


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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US #1 LAW FIRM in 2018 & 2019 Best of Jewish Atlanta!

eileen@shumanfamilylaw.com

mona@shumanfamilylaw.com

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Mona S. Shuman and Eileen J. Shuman, of Shuman & Shuman, P.C., are family law attorneys. We work exclusively with clients who require legal representation in family related cases. Together we handle divorce, custody, child support, modifications, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and post-divorce issues. We provide legal guidance and understanding to clients during times of transition. We represent clients in all of the courts in Metropolitan Atlanta and the surrounding counties. We are supportive of using mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to conclude a case. We are conveniently located at Concourse Office Park in the Queen Building.

SHUMAN & SHUMAN, P.C. A Family Law Firm

Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2772 Atlanta, Georgia 30328 770.790.3700 | www.shumanfamilylaw.com

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BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

10% OF PROFITS THROUGH

2019 WILL BE DONATED TO JEWISH CHARITIES.

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The pediatrician you choose for your kids matters.

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Thank you so much for your votes and your trust! We are here for you as a professional resource, advisor, and trusted partner. Our mission is to protect the wellness and health of Atlanta’s children by providing high-quality, comprehensive care and compassionate support. Think of us as long-term pediatric care champions for your family’s health.

Sally Marcus, MD Allison Hill, MD Amy Hardin, MD Jeffrey Hopkins, MD Natalie Metzig, MD Tiji Philip, MD Adele Goodloe, MD

Sara Dorsey, PNP Maureen Shifflett, PNP Jennifer Martin, PNP Michael Levine, MD, Emeritus Ruth Brown, MD, Emeritus Jonathan Winner, MD, Emeritus

6095 Barfield Road, Suite 200, Sandy Springs, 30328 (NEW 8/16!) 770.928.0016 • NorthsidePediatrics.com 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 5


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Thank you for voting us #1! We appreciate this honor and the trust and confidence you have shown in our veterinarians and staff. We are proud to have also received the Consumer Choice Award for Best Veterinarian Hospital in 2018 and 2017. Please visit one of our 3 hospitals. Dr. Jay Empel & Dr. Andrew Empel

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Vernon Woods Animal Hospital 270 Vernon Woods Drive NE Atlanta, Ga. 30328 (404) 252-1641 www.vernonwoodsanimalhospital.com

Northsprings Animal Clinic 7541 Roswell Road Atlanta, Ga. 30350 (770) 393-9889 www.northspringsanimalclinic.com

Brookhaven Animal Hospital 205 Town Blvd Suite 210A Atlanta, Ga. 30319 (404) 237-0316 www.brookhavenanimalhospital.com

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Thank you AJT readers for voting me Top Best REALTOR in 2018 & 2019!

Hallie Chasen

Top Real Estate Agent Chapman Hall Premier Realtors 1772 Century Blvd Atlanta, Ga 30345

404.271.4635 hallie.chasen@gmail.com 8

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Thank you for your vote and continued support in naming us your top choice in Pediatric care. BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

It is such an honor and privilege to provide the highest quality care to children — from infancy through adolescence — while maintaining a warm, loving, and supportive environment for the entire family.

Dr. Sherwinter

Dr. Reisman

Dr. Gloria Ana Berenson

Dr. Gfroerer

Dr. Kelly

Dr. Wilburn

Dr. Quraishi

Samantha Nowak, PA-C

Kathryn Bland, CPNP

We are celebrating our 41st anniversary this year and the pediatricians and staff at Dunwoody Pediatrics take great pride in assisting you in raising healthy and happy children. We are accepting new patients and have early morning, and Saturday appointments available to accommodate your families schedules. We also have two locations in Dunwoody and Alpharetta.

D u n w ood y O ffi ce 1428 Dunwoody Village Parkway Dunwoody, GA 30338 770-394-2358

A l p ha re tta Offi c e 3300 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 200 Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-664-9299 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 9


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THANK YOU Atlanta Jewish Times thanks everyone for participating! For the fourth consecutive year, the Atlanta Jewish Times kicked off the Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best of Jewish Atlanta. There are eight categories that range from Arts & Entertainment, Business & Professionals, Education & Camps, Health & Wellness and Senior Living to Shop ‘Til You Drop, Simcha Celebrations and Nosh or a Meal. Nominations were open from December 1, 2018 until January 15, 2019. Voting remained open until March 15, 2019.

Jewish Atlanta has spoken, and the results are astounding. The AJT is pleased to share this year’s statistics with you.

63 Questions Average survey completion rate: 88 percent Typical time spent voting: Five minutes 5,020 Voters 2,415 Businesses nominated 224 Winners All voters were automatically entered into a raffle featuring 20 prizes: 2 WINNERS - Georgia Aquarium tickets for 4 2 WINNERS - $20 Fuego Mundo gift card 11 WINNERS - Zoo Atlanta tickets for 4

1 WINNERS – Georgia Renaissance Festival 2 WINNERS - $15 Starbucks gift card 2 WINNERS - $25 Visa card

20 Raffle Winners: ◼ Gloria Jean Squire, Dunwoody, Zoo Atlanta ◼ Tzvi Urkowitz, Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta ◼ Francine Katz, Huntington Valley, Pa., Zoo Atlanta ◼ Paul Daum, Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta ◼ John Beautmont, Charleston, S.C, Zoo Atlanta ◼ George Tripp, Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta ◼ Neal Fink, Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta ◼ Tracy Reeves Barry, Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta ◼ Caitlin Ishibashi, East Point, Zoo Atlanta ◼ Vernie Cincotta, Atlanta, Zoo Atlanta ◼ Kristina Ward, Old Hickory, Tenn., Zoo Atlanta ◼ Maya Choucair, Lilburn, Georgia Aquarium ◼ Amanda Copeland, Buford, Georgia Aquarium ◼ Heather Cooper, Brookhaven, Georgia Renaissance Festival ◼ January Howard, Atlanta, Visa ◼ Jay Torres, Smyrna, Visa ◼ Alex Page, Atlanta, Fuego Mundo ◼ Alli Solomon, Atlanta, Fuego Mundo ◼ Erin Herbst, Marietta, Starbucks ◼ Amanda Bunder, Dunwoody, Starbucks 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 13


TO THE COMMUNITY PUBLISHER

MICHAEL A. MORRIS

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ongratulations to all the winners of this year’s Best of Jewish Atlanta, to the voters who voted for them, to the nominees and to the 20 voters who won this year’s Readers’ Choice raffle drawing.

michael@atljewishtimes.com

MANAGING PUBLISHER & INTERIM EDITOR

KAYLENE LADINSKY

Atlanta Jewish Times’ mission is to “Keep Jewish Atlanta Connected,” and one of our most popular publications is the annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the Best of Jewish Atlanta. It is popular with many in the Greater Atlanta community, Jewish and non-Jewish alike.

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We are proud to bring you an inclusive publication that highlights the connections we have with one another. The entire community has shared their favorite vendors and the service providers they use while caring for their family members and themselves; whether they enjoy dining, concerts, parties, theater or shopping. It’s nice to have an opportunity to acknowledge those who provide quality goods and services to our community. Make sure to congratulate the winners when you see them and patronize their businesses. You can bet that it will make their day and put a smile on their faces. This is always a fun and rewarding publication for the entire Atlanta Jewish Times team, and we take great joy in bringing you the 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards: Best of Jewish Atlanta. We are already looking forward to the next one. Live well and laugh often,

Kaylene Ladinsky Managing Publisher & Interim Editor Atlanta Jewish Times


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Day Camp Jewish Day School Mascot Non-Jewish Private School Performing Arts Public High School Sleepaway Camp

HEALTH & WELLNESS ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

Audiology Chiropractor Cardiologist Dentist & Orthodontist Dermatologist Eye Care Family Physician / Internist Gastroenterologist Hair & Beauty Spa Health Club Pediatrician Plastic Surgeon Veterinarian

American Restaurant Asian Restaurant Bagels Bakery & Sweets Coffee Shop / Café Italian Restaurant Kosher Restaurant Middle Eastern Restaurant Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant

SENIOR LIVING ◼ Assisted Living & Retirement Community ◼ Home Health Care

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EDUCATION & CAMPS ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

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Accounting Attorney & Legal Services Home Design & Repair Insurance IT Services & Repair Pet Services Real Estate Travel Services

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Kid’s Fun Place Live Music Entertainment Local Sports Team Local Tourist Attraction Performing Arts Center Sports & Concert Venue

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Clothing & Accessories Furniture & Home Décor Gift Shop Grocery Market Home & Garden Jewelry Store Kosher Market

SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼ ◼

Caterer Event Décor & Florist Kosher Caterer Party DJ Party Planner Photographer Venue Videographer

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

KID’S FUN PLACE

First Place Topgolf

Second Place Sky Zone

Second Place Chattahoochee Nature Center

Third Place Catch Air

Metro Atlanta www.topgolf.com 404-475-4000

Metro Atlanta www.skyzone.com 678-745-9900

Metro Atlanta catchairparty.com 678-882-1205

In 2000, the idea for Topgolf was born when two brothers wondered: Why wasn’t there a place where they could work on their game and also have the best time of their lives?

Whether it’s a birthday party, an afternoon pickup game of Ultimate Dodgeball, a charity event, or just a day out with the family, Sky Zone is a place to gather with friends, family and your community.

9135 Willeo Road Roswell, GA 30075 www.chattnaturecenter.org 770-992-2055 x263

What better place to play? With 127 natural acres along the Chattahoochee River, CNC offers the whole family plenty of activities, live animal encounters and eco-fun.

The goal is to provide a clean, healthy, entertaining environment for families with children up to 12 years old. Shoot soft, colorful balls through the air while competing with others. Fun, safe, unique, dynamic and interactive activities, laser shows, bubble dance parties, giant three-story soft play castle, interactive toys and more.

Honorable Mention: Stars and Strikes 10%, Dave & Buster’s 7%, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games 6%, HippoHopp 4%, iFLY 4%, Xdrenaline 4%

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kid’s fun place

13.51%

12.00%

11.88%

11.17%

topgolf

sky zone

chattahoochee Nature center

catch air


LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Second Place Atlanta Fever Entertainment 978 Forest Pond Circle Marietta, GA 30068 www.atlantafeverent.com 770-998-2338

First Place Joe Alterman 6095 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 150 Atlanta. GA 30328 www.joealtermanmusic.com 404-444-9869

Pianist Joe Alterman has performed at renowned venues including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. Piano legend Ramsey Lewis has called Alterman an inspiration, and his piano playing something to behold.

Atlanta Fever Entertainment is an interactive DJ company that designs custom entertainment experiences for every event. We have a knowledgeable and skillful team of MCs, DJs and dancers who are masters at creating perfect party energy. We keep the energy high throughout your event with the ideal music. Our packages are built with your vision in mind and can include dance platforms, screens, stages, lighting, live music, and more! From the smallest to the largest event, Atlanta Fever provides quality entertainment, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Third Place Sammy Rosenberg Metro Atlanta www.facebook.com/Play-it-againSammy/ 404-863-4455

Honorable Mention: Rabbi Jake 7%, Celtic Woman 5%, Ian’s Friends Band 5%, Sammy K 4%, The Cohen Brothers Band 4%, Hannah Zale 4%

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Sammy Rosenberg, professional DJ. Plan now for your graduation parties. Music can make or break your event!

Live Music Entertainment

14.12%

12.99%

12.04%

Joe Alterman

Atlanta fever entertainment

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

LOCAL SPORTS TEAM

First Place Atlanta United 1 AMB, N. Island Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30313 www.atlutd.com 470-341-1500

Atlanta has welcomed the beautiful game. Atlanta United joined Major League Soccer in 2017, breaking multiple league records on the way to the playoffs in its inaugural season.

Second Place Atlanta Braves

Third Place Georgia Bulldogs

755 Battery Ave. Atlanta, GA 30339 www.mlb.com/braves 404-522-7630

University of Georgia Athens, GA 30602 www.georgiadogs.com 706‑542‑3000

Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves are the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Since 1991, Braves teams have earned two National League wild cards, 15 division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast. Radio broadcasts can be heard in Atlanta on 680 The Fan (AM), WYAY-FM (106.7) and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter. com/braves.

Shortly after joining the faculty, University of Georgia chemistry professor Charles Herty organized the university’s football program. In 1892, with Herty as coach, the team won its first game, against Mercer. The only other game that season was a loss to Auburn in Atlanta, thus beginning the “Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.”

Honorable Mention: Atlanta Falcons 14%, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 5%, Atlanta Hawks 5%, Gwinnett Braves 2%, Atlanta Dream 1%, Gwinnett Gladiators 1%, Georgia Swarm 1%, Atlanta Blaze, 1%

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Local Sports Team

30.44%

21.71%

17.04%

Atlanta United

Atlanta Braves

Georgia Bulldogs


LOCAL TOURIST ATTRACTION

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Second Place Ponce City Market 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30308 www.poncecitymarket.com 404-900-7900

In 2014, Ponce City Market began to reopen the fully renovated Sears, Roebuck & Company building, restoring its prominence as a vital landmark. Linked to the Atlanta BeltLine and across from Historic Fourth Ward Park, it is a major part of the redevelopment movement at the crossroads of Atlanta’s most established neighborhoods. First Place Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313 www.georgiaaquarium.org 404-581-4000

Georgia Aquarium is a leading nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium inspires, educates and entertains its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries. Honorable Mention: Zoo Atlanta 5%, National Center for Civil and Human Rights 5%, High Museum of Art 5%, World of Coca-Cola 5%, Stone Mountain Park 4%, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum 4%, Fernbank Museum 4%

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Third Place Atlanta BeltLine

Third Place Atlanta Botanical Gardens

100 Peachtree Street, Ste 2300 Atlanta, GA 30303 www.beltline.org 404-477-3003

1345 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309 atlantabg.org 404-876-5859

A sustainable redevelopment project that is transforming the city, the Atlanta BeltLine will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, modern streetcar and parks.

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment.

Local Tourist attraction

17.60%

10.98%

8.00%

8.00%

georgia aquarium

ponce city market

atlanta beltline

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Third Place Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Second Place City Springs 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 citysprings.com 770-206-2022

First Place Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30308 www.foxtheatre.org 404-881-2100

The historic Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,665-seat theater hosts more than 150 performances a year ranging from Broadway to rock to comedy to movies. In December 2009, Billboard magazine ranked the Fox Theatre in Atlanta as “The #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade (5,000 seats or less).” In addition to our world-famous theater, our spectacular ballrooms have hosted everything from Sweet 16s to weddings and corporate events.

The vibrant, walkable City Center of Sandy Springs incorporates mixeduse development, dining, high-end residential living, retail and entertainment options. It also includes a performing arts facility. The main theater supports a wide range of programs, activities and productions. At 1,070 seats, the Byers Theatre hosts large productions and the Studio Theatre smaller ones and can also accommodate corporate meetings and events.

2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339 www.cobbenergycentre.com 770-916-2800

Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for Broadway shows, ballet, concerts, educational shows, family performances, opera, corporate meetings and other events.

Honorable Mention: MJCCA Morris and Rae Frank Theatre 9%, Woodruff Arts Center 8%, Alliance Theatre 7%, Center for Puppetry Arts 5%, Tabernacle 3%, Buckhead Theatre 3%

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performing arts center

30.76%

15.84%

9.62%

fox theatre

city springs

cobb energy centre


SPORTS & CONCERT VENUE

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Second Place Chastain Park

Third Place SunTrust Park

140 W Wieuca Road NW Atlanta, GA 30342 www.chastainseries.com 404-233-2227

755 Battery Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30339 https://www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark 404-522-7630

Chastain Memorial Park (originally known as the North Fulton Park and commonly known as Chastain Park) is the largest city park in Atlanta. It is a 268-acre park near the northern edge of the city. Included in the park are jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis courts, a golf course, swimming pool, horse park and amphitheater.

First Place Mercedes-Benz Stadium 1 AMB Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30313 www.mercedesbenzstadium.com 470-341-5000

SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves, is the first of its kind, a destination that integrates a state-of-the-art MLB ballpark with a multi-use development and community.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a multipurpose, retractable roof stadium, is the home of the Atlanta United Football Club and the Atlanta Falcons. In 2017 it replaced the adjacent NFL indoor arena Georgia Dome. Mercedes-Benz Stadium holds the record of the world’s largest halo board and is one of few football stadiums with retractable roofs.

Honorable Mention: City Springs 9%, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 8%, Philips Arena 6%, Ameris Bank (formerly Encore Verizon) Amphitheatre 5%, Eddie’s Attic 5%, City Winery 5%, Tabernacle 5%

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Sports & Concert VEnue

23.44%

14.01%

13.15%

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

chastain park

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

ACCOUNTING

Second Place Aprio, LLP (Formerly Habif, Arogeti & Wynne) 5 Concourse Parkway, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30328 www.aprio.com 404-892-9651

First Place Sam Levy, CPA, Levy Tax & Consulting 1040 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 775 Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.levycpafirm.com/index.php 770-804-3199

Levy Tax & Consulting offers strategic consulting and tax preparation services for individuals and small businesses. Our team collaborates to provide the best services and advice to our clients.

Since 1952, clients throughout the U.S. and across more than 40 countries have trusted Aprio for guidance on how to achieve what’s next. As a premier CPA-led professional services firm, Aprio delivers advisory, assurance, tax and private client services to build value, drive growth, manage risk and protect wealth. With proven expertise and genuine care, Aprio serves individuals and businesses, from promising startups to market leaders alike.

Third Place Birnbrey, Minsk, Minsk & Perling 1801 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30309 www.bmmcpa.com/home.html 404-355-3870

We are committed to providing our clients close, personal attention. We take pride in assuring you the assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. Our ongoing investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and business relationships indicates our commitment to excellence.

Honorable Mention: Irvin Rabinowitz - RRB Business Services 5%, Siegel & Siegel 5%, Wilensky & Co. 4%, AGH 4%, Ira Blecker 4%, Mark Rosenberg 3%, Norman Ritter 3%

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accountant

16.00%

13.02%

9.61%

sam levy, cpa

aprio, llp - habif, arogeti & wynne

birnbrey, minsk, minsk & perling


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Thanks for voting us the #1 CPA firm in Atlanta! We have our clients and referrals sources to thank for helping us grow our business over the last 9 years.

Levy Tax & Consulting offers strategic consulting and tax preparation services for individuals and small businesses.

Sam M. Levy, C.P.A. Levy Tax and Consulting, LLC

1040 Crown Pointe Parkway, Suite 775, Atlanta, Georgia 30338 P: 770-804-3199 | F: 770-804-3198 | sam@levycpafirm.com | www.levycpafirm.com

Thank You Jewish Atlanta! BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Alyson F. Lembeck, Esq. Family Law Attorney Advocates for cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements and other related family law matters

Ellis Funk, P.C. One Securities Centre 3490 Piedmont Road, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30305 ALembeck@ellisfunk.com | www.ellisfunk.com | 404-233-2800 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 23


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

ATTORNEY & LEGAL SERVICES

Second Place Alyson Lembeck

First Place Shuman & Shuman, P.C.

Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2772 Atlanta, GA 30328 www.shumanfamilylaw.com 770-790-3700

Mona S. Shuman and Eileen J. Shuman, of Shuman & Shuman, P.C., are family law attorneys. We work exclusively with clients who require legal representation in family-related cases. Together we handle divorce, custody, child support, modifications, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and post-divorce issues. We provide legal guidance and understanding to clients during times of transition. We represent clients in all of the courts in metropolitan Atlanta and the surrounding counties. We are supportive of using mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution to conclude a case. We are conveniently located at Concourse Office Park in the Queen Building.

Third Place Law Offices of Andrew E. Goldner, LLC

One Securities Centre 3490 Piedmont Road, Suite 400 Atlanta, GA 30305 www.ellisfunk.com 678-592-7553

1040 Crown Pointe Parkway #800 Atlanta, GA 30338 andrewgoldner.com 404-869-1580

Alyson has 16 years of experience practicing exclusively divorce and family law. She cares for clients, advocates strongly, and provides high quality work and practical solutions.

Andy Goldner handles serious injury and wrongful death cases with a particular focus on child injuries. From 2009 to 2019, he was voted by peers as Georgia Super Lawyer and from 2017 to 2019, he was voted by peers to be among the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia. Andy has been lead or co-lead cousel on more than 90 cases resulting in settlements or verdicts of six figures or more and 11 cases resulting in settlements of seven figures or more.

Honorable Mention: Larry Freiman, MendenFreiman LLP 5%, Slappey & Sadd 3%, Greenberg Traurig 3%, Cohen Pollock Merlin & Small 3%, Morgan & Morgan 3%, David Sarif 3%

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attorney & Legal services

9.13%

8.08%

6.06%

shuman & shuman P.C.

alyson lembeck, Esq.

law offices of andrew e. goldner, llc


HOME DESIGN & REPAIR

Closets, pantries, garages, offices and more!

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

Third Place Julie Rotenstreich, Interior Design Studio Metro Atlanta www.facebook.com/jmratlanta (404) 641-0521

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Atlanta Custom Closets When Quality Counts!

First Place Design Closet Closets of your Dreams! Atlantathe Custom Rick Moore

www.closetpro.net Rick Moore: 404-255-0589 33 Moore Justus Drive Dahlonega, GA 30533 www.closetpro.net 404-255-0589

Quality craftsmanship and dependable service have been our everyday principles since 1988. Simplify your life with a fully-integrated storage system that adds function and value to your home. Our professional design staff will help find what works best for you.

Second Place Alexis Solomon Design Studio Metro Atlanta www.asolomondesign.com 678-443-9993

Alexis Solomon is a veteran designer who enjoys teaming with clients to create beautiful and functional spaces. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in furnishings and interiors, Alexis completed her formal training as an interior designer in architecture firms both in Atlanta and Oxford, Miss. She started Alexis Solomon Design Studio in 2008, a full service interior design firm that designs spaces to reflect the best style of its clients. In addition, she is excited to begin a new business, A+T Interiors, focusing on do-it-yourself design consulting.

Interior Design Studio is a fullservice solution for our clients and their families, specializing in helping clients turn “a space into a place� they can call home. From the moment we meet with the client until the entire project is complete, it is our mission to turn ordinary into extraordinary. We not only design, we also decorate homes. Whether a client is staying in their home or getting ready to list it for sale, A Simple Solution is here to service your needs. We also organize, pack, store and stage the home for potential home buyers to see the most space the home has to offer.

Third Place Northside Construction 920 Misty Creek Court Lawrenceville, GA 30043 www.northsideconstructionservices.com 404-392-5858

Northside Construction Services, Inc. began in 2000 as a company that provided general home repairs in Roswell and the surrounding northern Atlanta area. We have grown to specialize in home painting, basement finishing, bathroom remodels and all other areas of home repair in Lawrenceville and the surrounding areas.

Closets, pantries, garages, offices and more!

Honorable Mention: California Closets 4%, MOSAIC Design+Build 4%, Ben Hirsch 4%, Jill Malino Interiors 4%, Linda Bressler Interior Design 4%

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Atlanta Custom Closets When Quality Counts! Design the Closet of your Dreams!

11.00%

7.05%

5.00%

5.00%

atlanta custom closets

alexis solomon

julie rotenstreich

northside construction

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

INSURANCE

First Place Siegel Insurance

Second Place USAA

Second Place Insurance Depot

Third Place State Farm

2987 Clairmont Road, Suite 425 Atlanta, GA 30345 www.siegelinsurance.com 404-633-6332

Nationwide www.usaa.com 800-531-8722

Nationwide www.insurancedepotonline.com 800-326-8881

Nationwide www.statefarm.com 800-782-8332

We have earned our members’ trust by providing years of awardwinning service through a comprehensive suite of financial products, tools and advice.

Insurance Depot, a family life and health insurance business founded in 1970, provides you personal assistance for your health insurance coverage, claims and policy changes.

We’re here and happy to help. If you have questions about coverage or other insurance or financial services, contact your agent or our customer care team.

For more than 50 years, our agency has advised, assisted and participated in Atlanta’s Jewish community. We are a second generation insurance agency grateful for the confidence you continue to instill in our work. My parents Bootsie and Jerry Siegel immersed themselves in our community and our agency upholds their values, work ethic and yiddishkeit. Siegel isn’t just about insurance, it’s about the business of helping people.

Many thanks to our loyal clients for voting us Best of Jewish Atlanta two years in a row. We so appreciate your business, your loyalty and the opportunity to serve your needs! Honorable Mention: Allstate 6%, GEICO 6%, Maury Shapiro 5%, Travelers 4%, Liberty Mutual 4%

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Thanks to our clients for 55 years of serving them. We look forward to 55 more!

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www.siegelinsurance.com

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2987 Clairmont Road, Suite 425 • Atlanta, GA 30329

13.88%

13.00%

13.00%

12.40%

Phone: (404) 633-6332 • Toll Free: (888) 275-0553

siegel insurance

usaa

insurance depot

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INVESTMENTS & FINANCIAL SERVICES

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

First Place Morgan Stanley

First Place Fidelity Bank

Third Place Homrich Berg Wealth Management

Metro Atlanta www.morganstanley.com 888-454-3965

225 Sandy Springs Circle Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.fidelity.com 800-343-3548

3550 Lenox Rd NE #2700 Atlanta, GA 30326 homrichberg.com 404-264-1400

Fidelity Bank began in 1974 serving the metro Atlanta community, and has since grown to serve communities throughout the Southeast.

Serving more than 1,500 families and managing more than $5 billion of assets with our fee-only fiduciary comprehensive wealth management approach since 1989. One of the 50 largest registered investment advisor firms in the country, HB was a pioneer when we founded our firm in 1989 with a focus on serving clients with a fiduciary approach. We have grown to serve clients in over 40 states from our home base in metro Atlanta and now have over 20 principals and more than 90 employees. We have kept our core values constant and kept our focus on our clients even as we have continued to be a pioneer in using technology and expertise to find new ways to provide them with great service.

Since our founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley has consistently delivered first-class business in a first-class way. Our core values underpin all that we do.

Second Place David Halpern, Merrill Lynch 3455 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30326 www.ml.com 404-264-2075

We are committed to preserving and increasing our clients wealth throughout varying market cycles and over their lifetime. With 36 years of experience in the financial services industry, we employ a mix of emotional intelligence, financial acumen and superior customer service.

Honorable Mention: Steven Grosswald 5%, UBS - Evan Fishman 5%, Fifth Third Bank 5%, Laura Schilling 4%, Michael Merlin 4%, Mitch Reiner - Capital

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investments & Financial services

11.00%

11.00%

8.00%

5.69%

morgan stanley

fidelity

david halpern, merrill lynch

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

IT SERVICES & REPAIR

First Place Geek Squad

First Place Best Buy

We offer an unmatched level of 24/7/365 support with Geek Squad agents ready to help you online, on the phone, in your home, and at more than 1,100 Best Buy stores.

Best Buy Co. is a provider of technology products, services and solutions. The company offers products and services to the customers visiting its stores, engaging with Geek Squad agents, or using its websites or mobile applications.

Metro Atlanta www.geeksquad.com 800-433-5778

Third Place Dunwoody PC, LLC

Metro Atlanta www.bestbuy.com 888-237-8289

2090 Dunwoody Club Drive #106 Sandy Springs, GA 30350 dunwoodypc.com 404-702-3726

Second Place Fakakta Computer

5330 Cross Roads Manor Atlanta, GA 30327 damon.carp@gmail.com 404-954-1004

Fakakta Computer specializes in desktop and laptop repair. Our services include: home/business networking; performance upgrades; Apple device support; and virus/spyware removal.

By providing honest, expert service, Dunwoody PC, LLC has quietly become the largest independent service company in Dunwoody. Since 2004, we have provided superior online residential and “small office/home office” computer support and mobile device support, without the overhead of larger companiesm to customers in the North Atlanta area.

Honorable Mention: Micro Center 6%, Adam Friedman 6%, Don’t Sweat IT Solutions 5%, LAN Systems 4%, Peachtree Computers 4%, Maestro IT Services 4%

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it services & Repair

17.00%

17.00%

12.81%

7.56%

geek squad

best buy

fakakta computer

dunwoody pc


PET SERVICES

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Second Place Perk-N-Pooch 6690 Roswell Road, Suite 360 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.perk-n-pooch.com 678-500-9237

Perk-N-Pooch is a cool place for dog grooming while getting your caffeine fix. Hang out with friends and family at our coffee lounge while waiting on your dog.

First Place PetSmart Metro Atlanta www.petsmart.com 888-839-9638

PetSmart is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime of pet needs. We love pets, and believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products and offers dog training, pet grooming, boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp and pet adoption services in-store.

Third Place Puppy Haven Metro Atlanta www.puppyhavenatl.com

See what the bark is all about at Puppy Haven, Atlanta’s premiere dog daycare. Located in Brookhaven and Roswell, we offer doggy daycare, boarding and more.

Honorable Mention: Vernon Woods Animal Hospital 4%, Haven the Dog Spot 4%, Hollywood Feed 4%

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Third Place Petco

pet services

Metro Atlanta www.petco.com 877-738-6742

8.38%

6.00%

5.00%

5.00%

petsmart

perk-n-pooch

puppy haven

petco

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. We provide products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision: Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 29


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

REAL ESTATE

First Place Jodi Halpert, Berkshire Hathaway

Second Place Hallie Chasen, Chapman Hall Realtors

5481 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.atlantarealestate.guru 404-513-5151

1772 - B Century Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30345 www.chasenhallie.georgiamls.com 404-271-4635

Jodi Fink Halpert is committed to redefining real estate with a new level of quality created from the power of a global company, the insight of local expertise, the wealth of experience, and unwavering loyalty to clients. She prides herself on her intimate knowledge and understanding of how Atlanta and its many communities have grown and changed over the years.

Hallie was the No. 1 agent for Chapman Hall Premier in 2017, the top sales producer for 20132016 and a Multi Million Dollar Club member. She has always been in the top 10 in her company as well as a top producer with the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Hallie loves people, understands their needs and always seems to quickly match them up with the perfect house. Many of her houses sell in record time before they never go on the market.

Third Place Star Newman, Coldwell Banker 5252 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30342 www.starsellsatlanta.com 678-360-8615

My mission is to be the best fullservice real estate professional in Dunwoody/Sandy Springs and surrounding areas by providing my clients skilled and sound advice.

TAKING AN ORDINARY SPACE AND CREATING EXTRAORDINARY PLACES THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Honorable Mention: Robyn Jacober 6%, Keller Williams Realty 4%, Barbara Wollner, Keller Williams 4%, Debbie Sonenshine, Coldwell Banker 3%, Robyn Zimmerman 3%

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real estate agent/ agency

13.50%

11.50%

9.32%

jodi Halpert Berkshire Hathaway

hallie chasen Chapman Hall

star newman codwell banker


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Star Newman Realtor

Thanks For Voting Me As One of Atlanta's Best Real Estate Agents! Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 678-360-8615 | StarSellsAtlanta.com Star.Newman@ColdwellBankerAtlanta.com 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 31


BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

First Place Costco Travel Nationwide www.costcotravel.com 866-921-7925

Just like items in a Costco warehouse, our travel offerings are carefully selected by our skilled travel buyers, Costco employees who appreciate the value of your membership. We offer a selection of the world’s top destinations, hotels, cruises and other travel products, so you can be assured of a quality vacation experience.

TRAVEL SERVICES

Second Place Shelly Katz, Katz Travel Group, LLC Metro Atlanta www.facebook.com/Katz-TravelGroup-LLC-145015775551971 678-641-2041

Katz Travel Group, LLC specializes in cruising and custom vacation packages to the Caribbean and Mexico. Our mission is to provide excellent customer service, superior communication and planning to provide the greatest value to our clients.

Third Place American Express Travel

Third Place AAA Auto Club South

Nationwide www.travel.americanexpress.com 1-800-528-4800

1197 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30062 www.autoclubsouth.aaa.com 770-565-5700

Hotel, flight and travel benefits for eligible card members with Amex.

AAA Travel is your local, trusted full-service travel agency that can plan your vacation in the USA and across the world. AAA Travel has seven Atlanta locations that specialize in cruises, tours, packages, groups, honeymoons, reunions and special occasion getaways.

Honorable Mention: Delta Vacations 8%, Israel Ministry of Tourism 5%, SRI Travel 4%, Vacations To Go 4%, Jennifer Weiss at Travel Edge (formerly Century Travel) 4%, Century Travel 3%, Epperly Travel 3%

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travel services

16.04%

13.00%

11.00%

11.00%

costco travel

shelly katz

american express travel

aaa south


DAY CAMP

EDUCATION & CAMPS

First Place MJCCA 5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.mjccadaycamps.org 678-812-4000

At MJCCA Day Camps, rising pre-K through 10th graders make lifelong friends, gain new skills, and have the best summer ever in our Traditional, Performing Arts, Sports, Specialty, and Teen Camps, across our three locations (Dunwoody, Intown and East Cobb). This summer we have 100+ options including 19 new camps and four weeklong overnight camps. Benefits and savings for members and nonmembers: a free week of day camp valued up to $375 (details online); multi-week discount; FREE bus transportation; and before-camp and after-camp care from 7:30 am to 6 p.m.

Second Place In The City Camp

Third Place YMCA

Metro Atlanta www.inthecitycamp.com 404-698-1134

Metro Atlanta www.ymcaatlanta.org 678-464-3137

In the City Camp is a values-based Jewish day camp for children entering kindergarten through 10th grade. Sports, swimming, art, nature, field trips, community service, cooking, archery, dance, magic, science, drama, and more! Now with three locations: Intown Atlanta at Morningside Elementary School, Sandy Springs at The Weber School and John's Creek at Congregation Dor Tamid. FREE bus transportation!

YMCA camps promote caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Camps include Sports, Teen Leadership, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and much more!

Honorable Mention: High Meadows Camp 5%, Camp Shamayim 5%, Woodward 4%, Camp Gan Izzy N. Fulton 3%, Jewish Kids Groups 3%, Camp Kingfisher 3%, Dunwoody Nature Center 3%

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33.21%

13.00%

11.96%

mjcca

in the city camp

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EDUCATION & CAMPS

JEWISH DAY SCHOOL MASCOT

First Place Davis Academy Lions 8105 Roberts Drive Atlanta, GA 30350 www.davisacademy.org 770-671-008

The Davis Academy serves students age four through eighth grade at its two state-of-the-art campuses in the Sandy Springs/Dunwoody area. The Davis Academy provides students with an innovative program that blends outstanding academics with Jewish values and traditions. Our program includes accelerated math, integrated technology, fine arts, athletics, world languages, music, drama, community service, leadership, overnight trips and after-school programs. The Davis Academy is recognized as the largest Reform Jewish day school in the country and is accredited through SACS and SAIS. For more information, visit our website.

Second Place Atlanta Jewish Academy Jaguars

Third Place Epstein School Eagles

5200 Northland Drive Atlanta, GA 30342 www.atljewishacademy.org 404-843-9900

335 Colewood Way NW Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.epsteinatlanta.org 404-250-5600

A college preparatory, independent Jewish day school guided by modern Orthodox values and principles. AJA embodies the ideals of community, tradition, individual development and educational innovation, developing the whole person for college and life by fostering a love of Torah, Israel and all Jewish people through an excellent secular and Judaic education within an inclusive, nurturing community.

A school focused on blended learning and language immersion taught by a talented, compassionate faculty and bolstered by cutting-edge technology, guided by Jewish principles.

Honorable Mention: Weber Rams 14%, Weinstein School Dinosaur 11%, Torah Day School Thunder 7%

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Jewish Day School Mascot

25.07%

23.58%

18.51%

Davis Academy Lions

Atlanta Jewish Academy Jaguars

Epstein School Eagles


NON-JEWISH PRIVATE SCHOOL

EDUCATION & CAMPS

First Place Woodward Academy 1662 Rugby Ave. College Park, GA 30337 www.woodward.edu 404-765-4001

At Woodward Academy, one size doesn’t fit even two. With abundant academic, athletic, artistic, and co-curricular offerings, Woodward is about creating your own path within a truly diverse community and under the guidance of caring faculty, coaches, counselors, mentors, and advisors. It’s about the resources and opportunities of a college, but the intimacy and attention of home. Woodward prepares students for college and in life, with a typical graduating class attending more than 100 different colleges and universities, earning upwards of $14 million in scholarship awards, and going on to live every version of success.

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Second Place Pace Academy

Second Place The Galloway School

Third Place Saint Francis School

966 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 www.paceacademy.org 404-262-1345

215 W Wieuca Road NW Atlanta, GA 30342 www.gallowayschool.org 404-252-8389

13440 Cogburn Road Milton, GA 30004 www.saintfrancisschools.com 678-339-9989

Pace Academy serves 1,105 students in pre-first through 12th grade and strives to create prepared, confident citizens of the world through rigorous academic experiences, innovative global leadership programs, character education and close studentteacher relationships. Pace graduates understand that true success means making a difference in the lives of others.

Galloway encourages students to value themselves and to value learning. Students set and achieve goals based on the individual striving for excellence rather than in competition with others.

Saint Francis offers its students an exceptional college preparatory program in a unique learning environment. Our commitment to small classes, a low teacher-topupil ratio, and the incorporation of strong study skills allows us to challenge each and every student to the maximum of their ability.

Honorable Mention: Paideia 5%, High Meadows 5%, The Walker School 4%, Westminster 4%, The Schenck School 4%, Holy Innocents 4%

Non-Jewish Private School

14.92%

9.02%

9.02%

8.93%

Woodward

Pace

Galloway

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EDUCATION & CAMPS

PERFORMING ARTS

First Place Habima 5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.mjccadaycamps.org 678-812-4000

For 26 years, Jerry’s Habima Theatre has been Georgia’s only theatrical company directed and produced by professionals, featuring actors with special needs. Each year, together with local professional actors from the community, Jerry’s Habima Theatre presents a musical theatrical production to sell-out audiences and much acclaim.

Second Place MJCCA Drama Camp

Third Place MJCCA J Dance Company

5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.mjccadaycamps.org 678-812-4000

5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.mjccadaycamps.org 678-812-4000

MJCCA’s Lynne & Howard Halpern Drama Camp is a two-week theatrical extravaganza through which campers experience every element of the theater – from acting and movement to music and choreography – all while rehearsing for their production of a major musical.

The J Dance Company is an elite program that provides dancers with the unique opportunity to experience advanced dance classes in an environment that inspires excellence and instills a sense of teamwork.

Honorable Mention: School of Rock 7%, Dance It Off 6%, Atlanta Ballet Dance School 6%, Callanwolde Fine Arts 5%, Rhythm Dance Center 5%, Sandy Springs Music 4%, Bach to Rock 4%, Elite Dance Studios 4%

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performing arts

12.88%

8.62%

7.57%

habima

mjcca drama camp

mjcca J dance company


PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL

EDUCATION & CAMPS

First Place Dunwoody

Second Place Walton

Third Place Riverwood

5035 Vermack Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.dunwoodyhs.dekalb.k12.ga.us 678-874-8502

1590 Bill Murdock Road Marietta, GA 30062 www.waltonhigh.org 770-578-3225

A traditional high school in DeKalb County, our mission is to ensure the success of all students, enable them to become lifelong learners, and encourage them to be productive members of an increasingly diverse society.

As a comprehensive high school with a strong college-preparatory program, Walton endeavors to meet the educational needs and expectations of all students.

5900 Raider Drive Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.school.fultonschools.org/hs/ riverwood 470-254-1980

Riverwood International Charter School offers both the International Studies Magnet and International Baccalaureate programs. Administration is committed to creating a safe and comfortable learning environment. Members of the Class of 2018 were accepted to more than 175 colleges and universities. Riverwood’s diverse student body is 49% white, 25% black and 21% Hispanic, and offers programs to serve every student’s needs, from Talented and Gifted to ESOL. Riverwood loves its teams and clubs as well, cheering the volleyball and soccer teams to state championships in recent years, and supporting nearly 100 clubs, arts and sports programs.

Honorable Mention: North Springs 9%, Johns Creek 5%, North Atlanta 4%, Grady 3%, Pope 3%, Centennial 3%, Lakeside 3%

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Public High School

14.54%

12.93%

11.65%

Dunwoody

Walton

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EDUCATION & CAMPS

SLEEPAWAY CAMP

First Place Barney Medintz

Second Place Ramah Darom

Third Place Camp Judaea

5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.campbarney.org 770-395-2554

6400 Powers Ferry Road NW, Suite 215 Atlanta, GA 30339 www.ramahdarom.org 404-531-0801

1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 www.campjudaea.org 404-634-7883

Located in the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains on 540 spectacular acres surrounding two private lakes, since 1963 Camp Barney has offered the most meaningful and exhilarating Jewish overnight camp experience for boys and girls completing second through 10th grades. Campers come to CBM from all around the country to experience the magic of Our Summer Place. They build lifelong friendships, gain confidence and independence, challenge themselves with new and exciting activities and strengthen their Jewish identities.

Our beautiful 122-acre campus nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest makes us a camp and retreat second to none. But it’s our heart and soul that make us a magical place, one that leaves a mark on all who spend time here.

Camp Judaea is a small, Jewish, Israel-centered summer camp for ages 7 to 15 located in Hendersonville, N.C. Located on 118 acres in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, our setting inspires campers to embrace nature, take positive risks and become more independent. Camp Judaea’s small scale allows campers to explore, learn and grow while being surrounded by unconditional love and acceptance. We know and understand each child individually and embrace them in a caring summer facility where life-long friendships develop and are nurtured.

Honorable Mention: Blue Star 8%, Camp Blue Ridge 6%, Camp Coleman 6%, Camp Thunderbird 5%, Camp Sea Gull/Camp Seafarer 3%, The Zone 3%, Gwynn Valley 2%

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Sleepaway camp

34.29%

12.00%

9.00%

Barney menditz

ramah darom

camp judea


Caring for Atlanta's Ears under the direction of Dr. Melissa Wikoff.

Thank you so much to the Atlanta Jewish Times, to our patients and supporters for voting Peachtree Hearing in first place as your favorite hearing healthcare practice. Your referrals and approval are the best compliment we could ever get. We hope this award helps spread the word about our superior customer service and expertise in hearing health. If you are in the greater Atlanta area and need help with your hearing, please call and make an appointment with Dr. Wikoff at Peachtree Hearing. ATLANTA’S PREMIER HEARING & BALANCE BOUTIQUE BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Parkaire Medical Center 4939 Lower Roswell Road - A107 Marietta, Georgia 30068 (470) 485-4327 | www.PeachtreeHearing.com 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 39


HEALTH & WELLNESS

AUDIOLOGY

First Place Peachtree Hearing 4939 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30068 www.peachtreehearing.com 470-485-4327

Peachtree Hearing is Atlanta’s premier hearing boutique. Led by Audiologist Dr. Melissa Wikoff, the staff at Peachtree Hearing believe that your hearing care should be a superior experience that offers you the comprehensive treatment required to properly address your specific needs. Peachtree Hearing carries a wide range of manufacturers and models of hearing aids to ensure we find the best match for our patients’ budget, hearing profile and lifestyle. From testing hearing to treating hearing loss and tinnitus, Peachtree Hearing uses the latest technology, scientifically proven techniques and compassionate, personalized care to treat each of our patients.

First Place Audiology Associates of Georgia

Second Place Costco

Metro Atlanta www.hearga.com 770-769-1805

Metro Atlanta www.costco.com/hearing-aid-center.html 800-774-2678

At Audiology Associates of Georgia, our mission is to enhance each patient’s quality of life through high quality hearing solutions that make it easier to stay connected. Since 1988, we have helped families communicate better.

With the latest in digital technology, at the value you’ve come to expect, our hearing aid staff will find the most appropriate solution for your hearing loss and lifestyle.

Third Place Atlanta Hearing Associates Metro Atlanta www.hearatlanta.com 770-574-4819

Thank You to the Atlanta Jewish Times Community for again awarding us as your #1 Choice for Dermatologic Care.

Our highly trained staff provide a full range of diagnostic and preventative hearing services, including hearing aid screening, evaluations, hearing aids, and rehabilitative and preventative counseling. Honorable Mention: Dr. Elizabeth Shaw 9%, Dunwoody Hearing 8%, Gwinnett ENT 5%, Connect Hearing 3%

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www.DermGA.com 404-321-4600

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Five Convenient Locations: Decatur • Emory Decatur Hospital Johns Creek • Monroe • Piedmont 40

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21.00%

21.00%

20.00%

13.38%

peachtree hearing

audiology associates of georgia

costco

atlanta hearing associates


CHIROPRACTOR

First Place Seiden Chiropractic Center 1713 Mt. Vernon Road, Suite 2 Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.seidenchiropractic.com 770-399-6772

Located in the center of Dunwoody, we strive to provide a positive experience, which ensures the improvement of your spine and your health. Happily serving the Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Perimeter areas for more than 30 years, we invite you to make an appointment with us today and discover the wonderful benefits that chiropractic can make in your life. Wellness does not happen by accident. It is a proactive approach to life that can only begin with you and your desire for a happier and healthier well-being. We look forward to meeting you soon.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Second Place The Joint Chiropractic

Third Place Adler Family Chiropractic

6623 Roswell Road, Suite E Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.thejoint.com/atlanta 404-975-2584

1475 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 177 Roswell, GA 30076 adlerchiro.com 770-594-2233

The Joint was originally founded with a vision to transform the traditional, often misunderstood concept of routine chiropractic care by making it more convenient, friendly and affordable.

With more than 28 years of experience caring for patients in the Roswell, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, and Cumming areas, Dr. David Adler has the expertise that you need to get long-lasting, quick results. We pride ourselves on getting to the cause of the problem by being detailed in consultation, history and examination.

Honorable Mention: Buckhead Chiropractic Group 4%, Ariella Birish 4%, Excel Chiropractic 4%, Levinson Chiropractic 4%, Austin Cohen, Corrective Chiropractic 3%, Majestic Body Chiropractic and Massage 3%, Rick Speizer Chiropractic 3%

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chiropractor BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Serving North Fulton Georgia for over 25 years. Thank you for your trust and support! 18.73%

6.24%

4.59%

seiden chiropractic

the joint chiropractic

adler Family chiropractic

www.adlerchiro.com/ajt | 770-594-2233 1475 Holcomb Bridge Road Suite 177 Roswell, Georgia 30076

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

CARDIOLOGIST

First Place Complete Cardiology: Dr. Steven Eisenberg 5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 630 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.ccatlanta.com 404-939-9200

Complete Cardiology offers a vast array of outpatient cardiac services. Our patients have access to the most advanced technology to both diagnose and treat any cardiac disorder. Dr. Eisenberg has a clinical interest in preventive cardiology, lipid disorders and cardiac imaging. He is known for the diagnosis of both common and rare, complex cardiac disorders.

Thank you for making my first five years with Complete Cardiology a resounding success. It has been a pleasure serving my patients. My staff and I look forward to continuing to serve all that your heart desires.

...it’s all about you, the patient. Consultative services for diagnosis and treatment of all cardiac disorders, prevention and genetics. BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Advanced diagnostics including: → echocardiography → nuclear stress tests → cardiac catherization → cardiac CT

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Suite 630 Atlanta, GA 30342

(404) 939-9200 www.ccatlanta.com

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Second Place Northside Cardiology

Second Place Cardiology of Atlanta

5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road #880 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.nscatl.com 404-256-2525

755 Mount Vernon Hwy NE #530 Atlanta, GA 30328 www.cardiologyofatlanta.com 404-252-7970

Our highly-trained team works hard to deliver the best possible cardiovascular care, using evidence-based medicine to ensure our patients receive the latest technologies and treatments.

We welcome you to our practice and appreciate the opportunity to participate in and improve your health care. Our goal is to provide you with state-of-the-art cardiovascular care in an informative, friendly and caring environment, supported by cutting-edge technology.


Third Place Piedmont Cardiology 975 Johnson Ferry Road NE Atlanta, GA 30342 ww.piedmont.org 706-475-7000

Caring for your cardiovascular health is our passion and purpose. We are a nationally recognized heart center dedicated to making a positive difference in every life we touch.

Third Place Piedmont Heart of Buckhead

270 Collier Rd. NW, Ste. # 5900 Atlanta, GA 30309 404-605-2800 www.piedmont.org/heart/heart-home

At Piedmont Heart, caring for your cardiovascular health is our passion and purpose. We are a nationally recognized heart center dedicated to making a positive difference in every life we touch. We offer a comprehensive spectrum of care to put you on the path to the best possible heart and vascular health.

Third Place Dr. Harvey Sacks

Third Place Dr. Jerry Blumenthal

Third Place Dr. Neill Videlefsky

144 Bill Carruth Parkway Suite 4200, Hiram GA 30141 www.wellstar.org 678-324-4444

625 Church Street Marietta, GA 30060 www.wellstar.org 770-422-2004

Dr. Sacks is a non-invasive cardiologist. He completed his undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1973. After completing his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, he went on to a cardiology fellowship at Emory University Hospital. In 1980, Dr. Sacks founded Cardiac Disease Specialists in Atlanta and served as its president until joining WellStar Medical Group, Cardiovascular Medicine in March 2008. Dr. Sacks is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is the president-elect of the WellStar Paulding Medical Staff.

Dr. Jerome Blumenthal is a cardiology specialist in Marietta and has been practicing for more than 50 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1963 and specializes in cardiology.

3300 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 100 Alpharetta, GA 30005 www.doctor.webmd.com/doctor/ neill-videlefsky 404-256-2593

Dr. Videlefsky works in Alpharetta and at three other locations and specializes in pediatric cardiology. Dr. Videlefsky is affiliated with Children’s Heathcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Northside Hospital Forsyth and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center.

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Honorable Mention: WellStar Cardiovascular Medicine 5%, Dr. Lee Padove 5%

cardiologist

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR TRUST AND FOR YOUR VOTES! 13.90%

7.00%

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6.00%

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steven northside cardiology piedmont piedmont eisenberg cardiology of Atlanta cardiology heart of buckhead

6.00%

harvey sacks

6.00%

6.00%

jerry Neill blumenthal videlefsky

www.gogreenortho.com 404-850-1515 | contact@gogreenortho.com 2450 Lawrenceville Hwy #101, Decatur, GA 30033 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 43


HEALTH & WELLNESS

DENTIST & ORTHODONTIST

First Place Dr. Bret Freedman of Village Orthodontics

Second Place Green Orthodontics

Third Place Kaplan Orthodontics

5488 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Suite 8 Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.village-ortho.com 678-745-5388

2450 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 100 Decatur, GA 30033 www.gogreenortho.com 404-850-1515

4700 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 jkaplanortho.com 770-458-5561

Dr. Bret Freedman, an Atlanta native, opened Village Orthodontics in the heart of Dunwoody in 2017. Dr. Bret completed his orthodontic residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he returned to become an associate part-time clinical professor, frequent lecturer, and technology advisor.

Green Orthodontics provides high-quality braces and Invisalign in a family-friendly environment. Located minutes from Toco Hills, the practice offers convenient after-school hours and flexible interest-free financing. Dr. Noam Green earned his masters in 3D imaging and has had his research published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

You have unique needs, and we pride ourselves on the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors.

After successfully treating more than 8,000 patients while working for a large practice throughout Georgia, he decided the “factory style” orthodontic treatment wasn’t what he wanted for his legacy. Village Orthodontics was born out of the need to deliver efficient, patient-focused treatment. Our office is built and designed to deliver the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a high-tech, yet family-friendly environment where our patient’s comfort comes first.

Dr. Kaplan believes a bright smile jumpstarts your day as well as a good breakfast. He works hard to design your smile using the most cutting-edge techniques, training and materials.

Honorable Mention: Siegel and Dolt 3%, Waldron Dentistry 3%, Peachtree Dunwoody Dental Group 3%, Dr. David Frankel 3%, Dr. Michael Seligson 2%, Dr. Harold Enoch 2%, Dr. Stan Eisenberg 2%, Buckhead Dental Associates, PC 2%, Stein and Frankel 2%

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dentist & orthodontist

14.68%

13.00%

10.07%

dr. bret freedman

green orthodontics

kaplan orthodontics


DERMATOLOGIST

First Place Dermatology Associates of Georgia 1951 Clairmont Road Decatur, GA 30033 www.dermga.com 404-321-4600

At Dermatology Associates of Georgia, our mission is to provide our patients with the very best options for skin care treatment and disease prevention. Our board certified dermatologists and board certified physician assistants provide a broad variety of medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatologic services. Our focus is providing patients with the most advanced surgical and skin care treatments available, with an emphasis on leading-edge procedures. Our team is committed to providing all of our patients the personalized attention they deserve. For your convenience, we have several locations throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area, including: Decatur, Buckhead, John’s Creek, Monroe, and Decatur. Call and book an appointment today. Honorable Mention:

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Second Place Olansky Dermatology Associates

Third Place Atlanta Dermatology

3379 Peachtree Road. NE Atlanta, GA 30326 www.olanskydermatology.com 404-591-4314

1218 West Paces Ferry Road NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327 www.atlantadermatology.com 404-525-7409

Everyone deserves healthy skin! At Olansky Dermatology Associates we provide families with compassionate skin care and medical education, giving them the comfort and confidence to live healthy and beautiful lives. We put our patients first, work to constantly improve our patients’ experience, and demand excellence from our entire team.

Atlanta Dermatology provides all aspects of cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology and dermatologic surgery. We also specialize in preventative care, pediatric dermatology and face rejuvenation.

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Thank you AJT readers for your vote!

Babcock Dermatology 7%, David Levine 6%, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease 6%, MetroDerm 6%, Dermatology Consultants 5%, Judith Silverstein 5%

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dermatologist Olansky Dermatology Associates is a patient-focused practice for the entire family. We offer General Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery, Mohs surgery and Aesthetic Services. We believe everyone deserves healthy and beautiful skin and we are proud to partner with you in that effort.

10.81%

9.89%

9.43%

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olansky

atlanta dermotology

Buckhead Office 3379 Peachtree Rd NE Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30326 404.355.5484

Roswell Office 11755 Pointe Place Suite B-2 Roswell, GA 30076 404.355.5484

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

EYE CARE

Second Place 20/15 Eyecare, Dr. Simone Lewis 2090 Dunwoody Club Drive #126 Atlanta, GA 30350 www.2015eyecare.com 770-676-7848

First Place Thomas Eye Group 5995 Barfield Road NE Atlanta, GA 30328 www.thomaseye.com 404-242-2992

Thomas Eye Group has been serving patients in the greater Atlanta area for more than 40 years. The full service eye care provider opened its first office in Sandy Springs in 1974 and now has seven locations in the metro area. Whether you need routine eye care or have a serious vision problem, Thomas Eye Group can help. The doctors at Thomas Eye Group have been treating eye problems for children and adults longer than almost any other practice in the state and can help evaluate all your options to bring you to your best vision possible.

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T hank you for voting for us!

20/15 EyeCare is a full-service optometry practice in Sandy Springs. Dr. David Lopp & Dr. Simone Lewis offer comprehensive eye examinations using the latest, high tech optical diagnostic equipment available. We carry frames from all over the world and our expert opticians make the selection process seamless to accommodate each patients style & budget. Our entire team are dedicated to making our patient experience at 20/15 EyeCare informative, comfortable and stress-free.

770-676-7848 | 2015eyecare.com 2090 Dunwoody Club Dr. Suite 126, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 46

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A full-service eye and vision care provider in Sandy Springs, accepting both eye emergencies and scheduled appointments. Personal attention and professional care are our foundation; our team is dedicated to keeping our patients comfortable and well-informed at all times. We will explain every exam and procedure, and answer all our patients’ questions.


Second Place Marietta Eye Clinic

Second Place Eye Consultants of Atlanta

Third Place Dr. Evan Loft

Third Place 20/15 Eyecare, Dr. David Lopp

3939 Roswell Road Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30062 www.mariettaeye.com 770-977-8000

3225 Cumberland Blvd., Ste. 900 Atlanta, GA 30339 www.eyeconsultants.net 404-351-2220

Metro Atlanta www.eyeconsultants.net 404-351-2220

2090 Dunwoody Club Drive, #126 Atlanta, GA 30350 www.2015eyecare.com 770-676-7848

Marietta Eye Clinic offers a full range of eye doctor services, including LASIK, laser-assisted cataract surgery, routine and medical eye care and more.

As the largest multi-specialty ophthalmology group in Georgia, we do everything from routine eye exams to cosmetic Lasik to complicated cataract surgeries.

Dr. Evan S. Loft is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in cornea, external eye diseases, cataract surgery and refractive surgery. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Georgia and his medical school degree is from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed residency training and fellowship training at Emory University.

Our Sandy Springs optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Sandy Springs staff and make an appointment.

Honorable Mention: Dr. David Palay 4%, Woolfson Eye Institute 4%, Briggs Vision Group 4%, Costco 4%, Ross Eyecare Group 4%, Emory Eye Center 4%

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11.58% thomas eye group

6.00% 20/15 eyecare simone lewis, O.D.

6.00% marietta eye clinic

6.00% eye consultants of atlanta

5.00% dr. evan loft

5.00% 20/15 eyecare Dr. David Lopp 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 47


HEALTH & WELLNESS

FAMILY PHYSICIAN/INTERNIST

Primary Care Physicians of Atlanta

First Place Laureate Medical Group 6135 Barfield Road NE #200 www.laureatemed.com 404-256-8500

Since 1962, Laureate Medical Group has built a reputation based on providing excellent medical care, combined with sincere compassion for patients. This longstanding tradition serves as the basis for the operation of each of our six Atlanta offices and is the foundation of the practice’s mission: to offer individualized comprehensive medical care to men and women through superior diagnoses and treatment; multiple, convenient locations; respect for each individual patient and staffmember; and the building of long-standing, trusting relationships. Our board-certified internists and specialists continue the practice’s commitment to a patient-focused environment.

Second Place Dunwoody Pediatrics

Third Place Piedmont Physician Group

1428 Dunwoody Village Parkway Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.dunwoodypediatrics.com 770-394 2358

Metro Atlanta www.piedmont.org 404-350-1122

We provide the highest quality care to children from infancy through adolescence while maintaining a warm, loving, and supportive environment for the entire family. The pediatricians and staff at Dunwoody Pediatrics take great pride in assisting you in raising healthy and happy children. We have a combined experience of more than 50 years in pediatrics. We also share a compassionate and warm-hearted approach to caring for children and families. 48

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For more than a century, Piedmont Healthcare has been a recognized leader in delivering expert care, last year serving nearly 2 million patients.

Third Place Dr. Scott Shulman, Laureate Medical Group

Third Place Primary Care Physicians of Atlanta

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, #775 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.laureatemed.com 404-256-8500

5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, #1200 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.pcpatl.com 404-255-9100

Dr. Shulman has been recognized by Atlanta magazine as one of the city’s top doctors. A long-time camp doctor at Camp Barney Medintz, he is an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity, The Davis Academy and Jerusalem House. He is an internal medicine specialist and has been practicing for more than 30 years.

Our goal is to provide outstanding care for adults in a timely, courteous and professional manner. We are dedicated to delivering comprehensive health management in a comfortable environment with a personalized approach. Our physicians use the most appropriate current strategies of evidencebased medicine to help you maintain good health and manage disease processes.

Honorable Mention: Personal Care Physicians of Atlanta 4%, Dr. Adam Leaderman 4%, Dr. Anna Steinberg 4%

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family physician/ Internist

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GASTROENTEROLOGIST

HEALTH & WELLNESS

First Place Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates

Second Place Dr. Marc B. Sonenshine

550 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 1600 Atlanta, GA 30308 www.atlantagastro.com 866-GO-TO-AGA (468-6242)

980 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Suite 820 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.atlantagastro.com/physicians/ marc-b-sonenshine-md 678-631-4620

Founded in 1976, Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates is one of the largest gastroenterology practices in the country dedicated to the detection and treatment of digestive and liver diseases. AGA’s board- certified gastroenterologists see patients at more than 40 offices throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. In addition, AGA operates multiple accredited endoscopy centers where most outpatient procedures are performed. The practice offers specialized care for patients through several distinct groups, including the Center for Advanced GI Therapeutics, Pediatric and Adolescent Division, and The Liver Center. AGA also provides infusion services and nutrition counseling.

An Atlanta native, Dr. Sonenshine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, prevention of gastrointestinal malignancy through cost-effective screening, and management of chronic liver disease.

Third Place Gastroenterology Consultants, Dr. Alan Fixelle 3969 S Cobb Drive Smyrna, GA 30080 www.gastroenterologyconsultants.net 404-255-1000

Dr. Fixelle strives to deliver personalized, high-quality gastroenterology specialty care to each of his patients. His philosophy is in keeping with those of the doctors and staff at Gastroenterology Consultants, providing excellent, community-based patient-oriented care addressing all aspects of the diseases of the digestive tract and liver.

Honorable Mention: Emory Clinic Gastroenterology 7%, Dr. David Weinstein 7%, GI Specialists of Georgia 6%, Dr. Max Shapiro 5%, Dr. Kelly Carson 4%, Dr. David Brandenburg. 3%, Metro Atlanta Gastroenterology 3%, Dr. Jeffery Goldberg 3%

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25.79%

14.43%

9.84%

atlanta gastroenterology associates

marc b. sonenshine, MD

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

HAIR & BEAUTY SPA

Third Place Great Clips

Second Place Treat Your Feet 3275 Peachtree Road, Suite 250 Atlanta, GA 30305 www.treatyourfeetbuckhead.com 404-812-0579

First Place Van Michael Salon

Metro Atlanta www.vanmichael.com 404-237-4664

In 1984, two brothers, Van and Michael Council, partnered to build a salon that would offer the finest services available for hair in the world. This initial vision of a salon in the Buckhead area of Atlanta with just seven chairs has grown into one of the most successful salons in history. With several locations in Atlanta and Tokyo, more than 1,000 people a day trust Van Michael Salon for their beauty needs.

Our massages are the best in Atlanta, and we ensure that our customers leave completely satisfied. Our massage therapy center has become a tourist attraction because of our outstanding reputation of giving high quality foot and body massages. Businessmen, businesswomen and celebrities often come to Treat Your Feet because we are located less than a mile from the hotels they stay at in Buckhead. Although we are located in Buckhead, our massages are more affordable than most others in the area. Affordable pricing for the best massages in Atlanta gives our customers a reason to smile.

Metro Atlanta www.greatclips.com 800-473-2825

With 4,200 salons across North America, each one offering a great haircut at a great location at a great price, we pride ourselves on making it easy for customers to get a great haircut at a time and place convenient for them. That’s why we’re open evenings and weekends, no appointments necessary.

Honorable Mention: Massage Envy 3%, Belle de Jour Salon 3%, Bernadettes Salon 3%, Salon Yuri Jeon 3%

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hair & beauty spa

11.96%

7.19%

4.59%

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HEALTH CLUB

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Second Place LA Fitness

Third Place Lifetime Fitness

Metro Atlanta www.lafitness.com 404-478-4161

5580 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30342 www.lifetime.life 404-257-0900

LA Fitness continues to seek innovative ways to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of our increasingly diverse membership base. With our wide range of amenities and a highly trained staff, we provide fun and effective workout options to family members of all ages and interests.

First Place MJCCA 5342 Tilly Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30338 www.atlantajcc.org 678-812-4000

Work out and play in spaces designed to move and inspire you. Then, relax in lounge and social areas to recover, reset and refresh.

At the MJCCA, your health and well-being are important to us. That’s why we offer a myriad of fitness programs at our Zaban Park campus to appeal to every interest. From group exercise classes and Stott® Pilates, to state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment, to one-onone personal training sessions, the opportunities to get healthy and into better shape are endless. MJCCA membership includes use of Emory’s Student Activity and Academic Center, a state-of-the-art recreational facility that features a fitness center, swimming pools, hard and clay tennis courts, a basketball gymnasium, sand volleyball courts, and more.

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Honorable Mention: YMCA 8%, Orangetheory Fitness 6%, Concourse Athletic Club 5%, Planet Fitness 4%, CycleBar 4%, BURN 3%

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T hank You! 18.80%

12.13%

10.60%

mjcca

la fitness

lifetime fitness

3020 Roswell Rd, Suite 100 Marietta, GA (678)498-1977 | waldrondentistry.com 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 51


HEALTH & WELLNESS

PEDIATRICIAN

First Place Dunwoody Pediatrics

Second Place North Atlanta Pediatric Associates

Third Place Northside Pediatrics

1428 Dunwoody Village Parkway Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.dunwoodypediatrics.com 770-394 2358

1100 Lake Hearn Drive NE #100 Atlanta, GA 30342 northatlantapeds.com 404-256-3178

6095 Barfield Road, Ste 200 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.northsidepediatrics.com 404-256-2688

We provide the highest quality care to children from infancy through adolescence while maintaining a warm, loving and supportive environment for the entire family. The pediatricians and staff at Dunwoody Pediatrics take great pride in assisting you in raising healthy and happy children. We have a combined experience of more than 50 years in pediatrics. We also share a compassionate and warm-hearted approach to caring for children and families.

Our mission at North Atlanta Pediatric Associates is to promote the highest quality medical care while fostering a work environment that enhances the happiness and well-being of patients, parents, and staff. We aspire to create a working partnership with parents that will help provide care and guidance for infants, children and teenagers from birth until they go off to college.

Established in 1982 to take care of the children and adolescents in the metro Atlanta area. We see sick children as well as do well checks. We love our patients and are “the best care for your kids.”

Third Place Children’s Medical Group 1875 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 150 Atlanta, GA 30345 www.cmg-pc.com 404-633-4595

Celebrating 70 years of care, our team of board-certified pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants develop longterm positive personal relationships with our patients.

Honorable Mention: Children’s Wellness Center 6%, Dr. Phil Weiss 5%, PAMPA (Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine) 3%, Piedmont Pediatrics 3%, Sandy Springs Pediactrics 3%, East Cobb Pediatrics 3%

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pediatrician

14.52%

11.00%

8.00%

8.00%

dunwoody pediatrics

north atlanta pediatric associates

northside pediatrics

children’s medical group


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BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

‫הכרת תודה שלי‬

Thank you for all of your support! From, Louis DeJoseph, M.D.

6085 Barfield Rd NE, Suite 100 | Atlanta, GA | 30328 Tel: 770.457.6303 | Fax: 770.457.2823 premierimage.com | www.facebook.com/picosmeticsurgery Twitter: @premierimageATL | Instagram: @PremierImageATL 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 53


HEALTH & WELLNESS

PLASTIC SURGEON

First Place Premier Image 6085 Barfield Road NE, Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30328 www.premierimage.com 770-457-6303

Dedicated to the advancement of techniques in cosmetic and non-invasive procedures, Dr. Louis DeJoseph and his team of medical experts deliver outstanding care and beautiful results.

Third Place Dr. Diane Alexander 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, #820 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.artisanplasticsurgery.com 404-851-1998

Dr. Diane Alexander, a boardcertified plastic surgeon with Artisan Plastic Surgery, specializes in cosmetic face, breast and body work, as well as breast cancer reconstruction.

First Place Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta

5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, #100 Sandy Springs, GA 30342 www.pscatlanta.com 404-260-7674

Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta invites you to explore our many surgical and non-surgical options that will rejuvenate and enhance your appearance and self-image. Our office offers a compassionate, confidential and warm environment. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Brothers takes a very individualized approach to the art and science of plastic surgery to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. This philosophy, combined with his surgical skill, extensive training, and 20 years of experience will make the choice of your Atlanta plastic surgeon an easy one.

Third Place Dr. Joe Williams, Atlanta Plastic Surgery 975 Johnson Ferry Road NE, #100 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.atlplastic.com/williams 404-256-1311

Dr. Joseph Williams maintains an Atlanta plastic and reconstructive surgery practice dedicated to the treatment of patients with congenital birth defects and traumatic injuries at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. He also has a special interest in facial aesthetics and body contouring. Dr. Williams incorporates the latest cosmetic surgery techniques in both aspects of his practice, including extensive use of lasers and minimally invasive surgery.

Honorable Mention: Dr. Mark Codner 6%, Dr. Robert Miller 6%, Dr. Danny Rousso 5%, Dr. Seth Yellin 5%

Second Place Atlanta Plastic Surgery

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Metro Atlanta www.atlplastic.com 404-256-1311

For more than 50 years, people from around the world have come to Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. for exceptional cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery pride themselves on providing natural looking surgical results with optimal patient care to men, women and children from all around the world. Because each of our physicians has different areas of concentration, we can provide unparalleled scope, expertise and specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery procedures ‌ whether you are interested in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, cosmetic or reconstructive breast surgery, or even pediatric facial reconstruction. 54

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11.02%

11.02%

9.72%

8.00%

8.00%

premire image

plastic surgery centre of atlanta

atlanta plastic surgery

dianne alexander, MD

joe williams atlanta plastic surgery


VETERINARIAN

First Place Vernon Woods Animal Hospital 270 Vernon Woods Drive Atlanta, GA 30328 vernonwoodsanimalhospital.com 404-252-1641

We are a full-service pet hospital providing a wide range of medical services. We pride ourselves on the personalized attention that we give our clients. Although the majority of our patients are dogs and cats, we are able to care for small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs.

Third Place BluePearl

Third Place Briarcliff Animal Clinic

Metro Atlanta bluepearlvet.com

1850 Johnson Road NE Atlanta, GA 30306 www.briarcliffanimal.com 404-835-1216

BluePearl is a national network of specialty and emergency pet hospitals located throughout the country, including metro Atlanta, most of which are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

At Briarcliff, each doctor and staff member will provide you with the care and information you need to make informed medical decisions for your cherished family pet.

Third Place WellPet Humane Animal Hospital

Second Place Dunwoody Animal Medical Center

6225 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30360 wellpethumane.com 770-455-1011

2482 Jett Ferry Road, Suite 600 Dunwoody GA, 30338 www.dunwoodyamc.com 770-698-9227

At Dunwoody Animal Medical Center, our mission is to develop and nurture long-term relationships with the people and pets of our community so that they may have the highest quality veterinary care and customer service.

WellPet Humane is a full-service veterinary clinic in Doraville providing compassionate care to pets within a friendly and modern facility. Our focus is on wellness care and treating a wide range of medical issues common to dogs and cats.

We are honored to win the Atlanta Jewish Times Best Veterinarian award!

Dr. C.L. Johnson III Dr. Iris Pinsky Dr. Laura Gould

Honorable Mention: Powers Ferry Animal Hospital 4%, Sandy Springs Animal Hospital 4%, Wieuca Animal Clinic 4%, Montrose Animal Hospital 4%

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

At Dunwoody Animal Medical Center, our mission is to develop and nurture long term relationships with the people and pets of our community so that they will have the highest quality veterinary care and customer service. We offer a wide range of veterinary services including: • Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques (Laparoscopic) for spays, bladder stones, gastropexy and other abdominal procedures • Ultrasonography • Dental Care • Penn Hip Certification for Hip Dysplasia Evaluation • Pain management for osteoarthritis

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• Online pharmacy options • Allergy testing

Dunwoody Animal Medical Center

2482 Jett Ferry Rd, Suite 600 Dunwoody, GA 30338

8.00% vernon woods animal hospital

7.00%

5.00%

5.00%

5.00%

dunwoody animal medical center

well pet humane

bluepearl

briarcliff animal clinic

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NOSH OR A MEAL

AMERICAN RESTAURANT

Third Place Bones

Third Place Mellow Mushroom

3130 Piedmont Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305 www.bonesrestaurant.com 404-237-2663

Metro Atlanta www.mellowmushroom.com 404-252-5560

Bones opened its doors in 1979 with a mission to provide only the finest service, steaks and seafood. Prime beef and fresh seafood are served along with regional specialties form our Southern roots. Known for business lunches and dinners, Bones provides private party rooms and personalized menus to accommodate fine dining experiences and special occasions.

First Place Seasons 52 90 Perimeter Center West Dunwoody, GA 30346 www.seasons52.com 770-671-0052

You can feel good about any choice you make at Seasons 52 because we’ve made some very good choices ourselves. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. And we offer 52 wines by the glass. Here you’ll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment.

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers was founded in 1974 in Atlanta. The franchise, operated under Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc., is headquartered in Atlanta. For more than 40 years, Mellow Mushroom has been serving up fresh, stone-baked pizzas to order in an eclectic, art-filled, and family-friendly environment. Each Mellow is locally owned and operated and provides a unique feel focused around great customer service and high-quality food. Third Place Vintage Pizzeria 5510 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Dunwoody GA 30338 vintagepizzeria.com 470-359-5982

Family-owned and operated since 2005, Vintage Pizzeria is a fullservice, family-friendly restaurant with an extensive Italian menu, full bar and outdoor dining. Honorable Mention: Joey D’s Oak Room 4%, Little Alley Steak 4%, Hal’s 4% Second Place Chops

Second Place Antico Pizza Napoletana

70 West Paces Ferry Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305 www.buckheadrestaurants.com 404-262-2675

1093 Hemphill Ave. Atlanta, GA 30318 www.centrostorico.it 404-724-2333

An Atlanta icon known for exceptional food and service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top 10 steakhouses in the country. Exquisite seafood flown in fresh daily and the best USDA prime aged beef are stylishly served in a warm ambiance. Whether for business or pleasure, a meal at Chops will surely make a lasting impression.

In a nondescript building on Atlanta’s west side, Giovanni Di Palma built his pizzeria from scraps and stones. Inside held the secrets to the perfect pie. Within weeks of opening Antico Pizza Napoletana, lines of locals, visitors and celebrities formed around the block. Antico is now a name synonymous with pizza greatness.

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6.00%

6.00%

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Seasons 52

Chops

Antico

Bones

Mellow Mushroom

Vintage Pizzeria


ASIAN RESTAURANT

NOSH OR A MEAL

First Place Canton Cooks

Second Place Canton Cook II

Third Place Umi

Third Place P.F. Chang's

5984 Roswell Road NE Atlanta, GA 30328 www.canton-cooks.com 404-250-0515

6690 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.cantoncookii.com 404-255-8000

500 Ashwood Parkway Atlanta, GA 30338 www.pfchangs.com 770-352-0500

Canton Cooks provides a casual venue for eclectic Chinese fare, including hot pot, lobster in black bean sauce and BBQ duck.

Fish tanks adorn this casual Chinese eatery serving classic fare, from noodles to Peking duck.

Two Buckhead Plaza 3050 Peachtree Road NW Atlanta, GA 30305 www.umiatlanta.com 404-841-0040

Located in Atlanta’s bustling Buckhead neighborhood, Umi unites classic along with modern Japanese flavors in a sophisticated, contemporary setting. Chef Fuyuhiko Ito’s menu showcases the freshest fish from the world’s finest markets and highest quality ingredients available. Hot items such as baked lobster tempura, sautéed foie gras and black cod miso and a selection of “aburi” or slightly cooked sushi-grade fish accompany an assortment of starters, soups, salads, sashimi, nigiri and specialty house and traditional rolls.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro offers a casual dining atmosphere for authentic Chinese food and Asian cuisine. Taste the farm-to-wok difference today

Honorable Mention: Wasabi House 5%, Chai Peking 5%, Sushi Nami 4%, General Muir 4%, Chin Chin 4%, Top Spice 4%

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Asian Restaurant

8.00%

7.00%

6.00%

6.00%

Cantoon Cooks

Canton Cook II

Umi

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BAGELS

First Place Goldbergs Fine Foods Metro Atlanta www.goldbergbagel.com 404-465-1100

Third Place Brooklyn Bagel Bakery & Deli

Third Place Einstein Bros. Bagels

9925 Haynes Bridge Road, Suite 740 Alpharetta, GA 30022 www.brooklynbagel-deli.com 770-569-7290

4502 Roswell Rd Atlanta, Georgia 30342 www.locations.einsteinbros.com 404-847-0940

Open since 1997, Brooklyn Bagel has been a part of the community for 21 years. We are a fast casual New York deli and bakery and make all of our bagels from scratch, daily, using the traditional kettle boiling method. Come, give us a try, and make us a part of your day as well.

Your neighborhood bagel shop, Einstein Bros. proudly provides freshly baked bagels, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, coffee, catering and more. Stop in. We´ll have a fresh bagel and cup of coffee ready.

Rich in history. Committed to quality. Each morning we prepare dozens of our “famous since 1972” Po’ Boys on fresh baked bread for loyal Goldberg’s patrons as the kitchen buzzes with the boiling of matzah balls, slicing of local produce and cracking of eggs. Always available are delectable deli salads and classics such as pickled tomatoes, stuffed cabbage and corned beef. Or pick up a homestyle casserole from the frozen case for a great family meal. Our menu selection and number of locations may have expanded over the years, but the Goldbergs Fine Foods emphasis on quality food and customer experience remains the same.

Honorable Mention: BB’s Bagels 6%, Kosher Gourmet 5%, Alon’s 4%, General Muir 4%, Bagel Boys Café 4%

BAGELICIOUS

Bagels

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Second Place Bagelicious 1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30068 www.facebook.com/Bagelicious 770-509-950

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29.37%

15.83%

Goldbergs

bagelicious

8.00%

8.00%

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery & Deli

einstein Bros.


BAKERY & SWEETS

Second Place Ali’s Cookies

Third Place Publix

1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 34 Marietta, GA 30068 www.shipacookie.com 770-971-8566

Marietta, GA 30068 www.publix.com 800-242-1227

Ali’s Cookies™ makes the BEST cookies you’ll ever have. As a result, we have grown to three locations and are looking for more. We are special occasion, corporate gift and sales initiative specialists. Our executive pastry chef creates wonderful wedding and custom cakes and delightful desserts for your catering needs.

First Place Alon’s Bakery & Market

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Each metro Atlanta Publix supermarket bakery offers a variety of baked goods and special order cakes with a helpful customer service staff for planning your special occasion.

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30346 www.alons.com 678-397-1781

Alon’s Bakery & Market is an award-winning restaurant, providing highquality artisan baked goods and cuisine since 1992. The namesake of executive chef/owner Alon Balshan, Alon’s Bakery & Market has locations in both Morningside and Dunwoody, with catering options available across metro Atlanta. Offering customers a unique atmosphere that emulates the authentic feel of a European market, Alon’s Bakery & Market is known for its high-quality, made-from-scratch selection of baked breads, European-style cakes, handmade pastries, gourmet made-to-order sandwiches and salads, freshly prepared foods, fine cheeses, carefully curated delicacies, exquisite chocolates and more. Honorable Mention: Henri’s 7%, Alpine Bakery 7%, Bruster’s 6%, Yogli Mogli 5%, Batter Cookie Dough Counter 4%, Jeni’s 4%, Menchie’s 4%

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Bakery & Sweets

21.91%

9.74%

7.54%

Alon’s Bakery

Ali’s Cookies

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COFFEE SHOP/CAFÉ

First Place Starbucks Metro Atlanta www.starbucks.com 800-782-7282

Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee company and coffeehouse chain. Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Wash. in 1971. As of 2017, the company operates 27,339 locations worldwide.

Second Place Alon’s Bakery & Market

Third Place Créma Espresso Gourmet

4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30346 www.alons.com 678-397-1781

2458 Mt. Vernon Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.cremaespressogourmet.com 678-731-9020

Alon’s Bakery & Market is an award-winning restaurant, providing high-quality artisan baked goods and cuisine since 1992. The namesake of executive chef/ owner Alon Balshan, Alon’s Bakery & Market has locations in both Morningside and Dunwoody, with catering options available across metro Atlanta. Offering customers a unique atmosphere that emulates the authentic feel of a European market, Alon’s Bakery & Market is known for its high-quality, made-from-scratch selection of baked breads, European-style cakes, handmade pastries, gourmet made-to-order sandwiches and salads, freshly prepared foods, fine cheeses, carefully curated delicacies, exquisite chocolates and more.

Cheerful mainstay featuring espresso, artisanal pastries and café dishes in a sunlit, airy interior.

Honorable Mention: Café Intermezzo 8%, Dancing Goats 8%, Dunkin’ 7%, Ali’s Cookies 5%, Land of a Thousand Hills 4%, Panera 4%

Your Your European European Coffeehouse Coffeehouse

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14.72%

11.93%

10.51%

Starbucks

Alon’s

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ITALIAN RESTAURANT

First Place Ippolito’s Metro Atlanta www.ippolitos.net 770-992-0781

Serving authentic Italian dishes in your neighborhood since 1989, Ippolito’s has enjoyed great success by providing a casual, friendly atmosphere and excellent service as well as healthy portions of our wonderful food. Our entrées range from homemade sandwiches, pizzas and calzones to delicious pastas to specialty chicken, veal and seafood dishes. We offer a wide variety of wines, and the desserts must be seen to be believed. We hope to see you soon. Bring the family and friends in for a great meal and lots of fun. We promise you will love Ippolito’s and thank you to everyone that voted!

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Second Place Maggiano’s Little Italy

Third Place Pricci

Metro Atlanta www.maggianos.com 404-816-9650

500 Pharr Road Atlanta, GA 30305 www.buckheadrestaurants.com 404-237-2941

Maggiano’s Little Italy serves up family-style, freshly prepared Italian-American cuisine influenced by recipes and cooking techniques borrowed from Nonna’s kitchen. Private banquet rooms and dining spaces offer your guests unforgettable event experiences. From retirement parties to wedding ceremonies, our versatile banquet halls can host parties both large and small.

A contemporary Italian restaurant with a creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service, Pricci provides fun, stylish dining. Our innovative menu combines classic cuisine with modern flair.

Third Place La Grotta Ristorante Italiano 2637 Peachtree Road Northeast Atlanta, GA 30305 www.lagrottaatlanta.com 404-231-1368

Honorable Mention: Sotto Sotto 7%, Novo Cucina 6%, il Giallo 6%, Bambinelli’s 5%, BoccaLupo 5%

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La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, an Atlanta tradition since 1978, offers fine dining in an intimate ambiance overlooking our beautiful courtyard garden located in the heart of Buckhead.

Italian Restaurant

13.08%

12.01%

8.00%

8.00%

Ippolito’s

Maggiano’s

Pricci

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KOSHER RESTAURANT

Second Place Pita Grille 4630 Wieuca Road NE Atlanta, GA 30342 www.pitagrilleatl.com 404-500-4339

First Place Fuego Mundo 5590 Roswell Road Sandy Springs, GA 30342 www.fuegomundo.com 404-256-4330

Pita Grille is a fast-casual restaurant serving Mediterranean style food. All of our menu items are prepared fresh daily, from fresh baked pita bread to specially seasoned beef and chicken to vegetables and side salads. We guarantee that our food is delicious and fresh, and you won’t go away hungry.

Thank you so much for voting Fuego Mundo as the #1 kosher restaurant in Atlanta. We value our patrons and their confidence in us. You are what gives our team the motivation to continue providing quality meals and excellent customer service. Thank you again. We look forward to serving you!

Third Place Chai Peking 2205 Lavista Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 www.chaipeking.com 404-327-7810

Chai Peking offers freshly prepared, glatt kosher, delicious, authentic Chinese takeout and cooked-to-order cuisine inside the Toco Hills Kroger within Atlanta’s largest Orthodox community.

Third Place Pita Palace 1658 Lavista Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 404-781-7482

Fast, casual eatery offering Middle Eastern dishes with housemade spicy sauce, plus a salad bar.

Honorable Mention: Keith’s Corner BBQ 9%, Tip Top 7%, Formaggio Mio 5%,Café Bello 4%

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Kosher Restaurant

32.21%

14.59%

14.00%

14.00%

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Pita Grille

Chai Peking

Pita Palace


Experience the Holbrook Lifestyle! All-Inclusive Resort Living for Active Adults, State of the Art Cottages, Apartments, and Unmatched Programs & Services.

Models Now Open!

Ask about our move in specials today! 404-445-7777

Coming Soon~Amenities: • Indoor Saltwater Pool • Hydrotherapy Pool • Farm to Table Restaurants • Wine Cellar and Tasting Room • Full Service Spa • Pet Spa • Fitness Center with Steam Room • Exclusive Concierge Services • 18 + Floor Plans • Cottage Homes available in Acworth and Woodstock • Assisted Living & Memory Care Residences available • Private Balcony & Porches • Covered Parking • Tesla Car Services and Valet Parking • Personal Relocation Manager

www.holbrooklife.com Schedule Your Tour Today! 404-445-7777 Acworth, GA opening late Summer 2019 • Decatur, GA opening July 2019 • Woodstock, GA opening Fall 2020 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 63


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MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

Third Place Zafron Restaurant

Second Place Café Sababa Mediterranean Grill

236 Johnson Ferry Road NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.persianrestaurantsandysprings.com 404-255-7402

4639-D N Shallowford Road Dunwoody, GA 0338 www.cafesababa.net 678-705-8268

True to its name, Café Sababa offers an awesome, fun and cool culinary experience with fresh, authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, including grilled chicken, fish, beef and lamb.

First Place Rumi’s Kitchen 6112 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30328 www.rumiskitchen.com 404-477-2100

Welcome to Rumi’s Kitchen, the premier location for Persian Cuisine. We are named after one of the most famous and well-read poets in the world, Jelaluddin Rumi. He was a 13th century Persian poet whose visions, words and life teach us how to reach inner peace, happiness and love. We invite you to Rumi’s Kitchen, where fresh, healthy food, attentive Persian hospitality and an atmosphere filled with love await you.

A popular Sandy Springs destination for Persian cuisine, Zafron uses intoxicating herbs and spices for a new twist on traditional Middle Eastern flavors. From irresistible hummus and salad to mouth-watering kebabs and saffron chicken, you’re sure to find something that pleases. Head to Zafron for authentic tastes and a unique dining experience.

A Taste of Persia Atlanta’s Finest Persian Cuisine

Outside Patio • Full Bar Catering For Large And Small Events Book Your Next Special/Corporate Event!

Weekday Lunch Specials Thank you for making Sufi’s one of your favorite Mediterranean restaurants!

Honorable Mention: Jerusalem Bakery 7%, Café Agora 6%, Aladdin’s Mediterranean Grill 5%, Sufi’s 4%, Yalla! 4%, Noosh Persian Kitchen 3%, Mandolin Kitchen 3%

Middle Eastern Restaurant

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42.51%

12.00%

9.62%

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Café Sababa

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VEGETARIAN & VEGAN RESTAURANT

Second Place True Food Kitchen 3393 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 3058B Atlanta, Georgia 30326 www.truefoodkitchen.com 404-481-2980

Third Place Upbeet

True Food Kitchen is a health-driven, seasonal restaurant merging nutrient-rich ingredients with a flavor-forward menu that rotates regularly to let guests experience great-tasting ingredients at their peak of freshness. Our menu caters to nearly every food preference with a variety of gluten-free, naturally organic, vegetarian and vegan offerings.

1071 Howell Mill Road, Suite A Atlanta, GA 30318 www.upbeet.com 404-347-1071

For guests who don’t want to sacrifice nutrition for convenience, the team behind YEAH! BURGER presents this new West Midtown fast-casual eatery with customizable food for almost any diet.

First Place Café Sunflower 5975 Roswell Road Atlanta, Georgia 30328 www.cafesunflower.com 404-256-1675

For more than 20 years, Café Sunflower has consistently been voted Atlanta’s best vegan restaurant. Serving taste-defying meat-free dishes in the Perimeter and Intown areas. Get your veg on!

Honorable Mention: Harmony Vegetarian 7%, Loving Hut 6%, Avocado Vegan Café 5%, Herban Fix 5%, Green Sprout 4%

Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine, Norcoss, opened in 2009 and serves delicious 100% plant-based meals using only natural and healthy ingredients. We are the largest and fastest growing family

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Vegetarian/ Vegan Restaurants

vegan restaurants in the world with over 200 locations in 35 countries. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Thanks to AJT readers for voting us “Best of Jewish Atlanta” NORCROSS

48.08%

16.50%

8.56%

Café Sunflower

true food

upbeet

6385 Spalding Drive, Suite E Norcross, GA. 30092 (678) 421-9191

SANDY SPRINGS

220 Hammond Dr. Suite 302 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (404) 941-7992

georgia@lovinghut.us www.lovinghut.us

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SENIOR LIVING

ASSISTED LIVING & RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

First Place Berman Commons

Second Place The Jewish Tower

Third Place The Cohen Home

3160 Howell Mill Road NW Atlanta, GA 30327 www.jewishhomelife.org/communities/the-tower 404-351-3536

10485 Jones Bridge Road Johns Creek, GA 30022 www.cohenhome.org 770-475-8787

Located in Buckhead, The Jewish Tower offers active adults age 62+ the conveniences of a full-service retirement community but with rent adjusted to individual income (if qualified through HUD).

Using the “I’m Still Here” approach, The Cohen Home offers exceptional care and a meaningful and active social life that embraces our Jewish values.

2026 Womack Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.bermancommons.org 678-222-7500

Located in Dunwoody, Berman Commons is part of Jewish HomeLife, offering a longstanding tradition of care, service and peace of mind for generations. Berman Commons is one of only 25 senior communities in the country that is a certified “I’m Still Here” Memory Care Center of Excellence. The “I’m Still Here” approach focuses on HOPE: creating engagement, joy and purpose for all residents, regardless of their level of memory loss. Supportive assisted living and memory care services include complimentary membership to the MJCCA, delicious kosher dining and a lifestyle among peers that inspires engaging activities and meaningful relationships.

Honorable Mention: Somerby Sandy Springs 7%, The Renaissance 6%, Huntcliff Summit 6%, The Piedmont at Buckhead 6%, Hammond Glen Retirement Community 6%

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Assisted Living & Retirement Community

16.45%

14.17%

8.22%

berman commons

the jewish tower

The cohen home


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SENIOR LIVING

HOME HEALTH CARE

First Place Visiting Angels Metro Atlanta www.visitingangels.com 800-365-4189

At Visiting Angels, we know it is never easy bringing someone into your home to provide care. Our mission is to make staying at home a positive experience. To do so, we enable you to select your caregiver from a group of experienced caregivers as we tailor a care plan that mirrors your needs and schedule. The result is personalized care in the comfort of your home.

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Second Place Complete Care at Home

Third Place A Caring Approach

Third Place The One Group

11 Dunwoody Park, Suite 140 Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.completecareatlanta.com 770-551-9533

200 Ashford Center North Suite 370 Atlanta, GA 30338 www.joyhomecare.com 770-396-0996

3150 Howell Mill Road NW Atlanta, GA 30327 www.jewishhomelife.org 404-751-2277

A Joint Commission accredited home care agency providing personal care, companionship and skilled nursing for all your shortterm or long-term care needs throughout Atlanta.

Joy Home Care (formerly A Caring Approach) has provided elder care services to our clients around the Atlanta area. Joy takes a holistic approach to home care by building a relationship with your loved one and finding what really makes them happy.

Offering the Jewish HomeLife tradition of high-quality care, The One Group provides one-on-one support right in your own surroundings. Nurses and caregivers available 24/7/365.


Honorable Mention: CareMinders 9%, Touching Hearts 7%, Four Seasons Healthcare and Interim HealthCare 6%, Advantage Home Health Care 6%, Serenity Care LLC 6%, LifeWatch 5%

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home health care

21.90%

15.35%

10.00%

10.00%

visiting angels

complete care at home

a caring approach

the one group

A Caring Approach would like to announce that we have joined up with JOY Home Care to bring you the highest quality and reliable home care in the metro Atlanta Area. “Joy Home Care has been a blessing for my family. My father was diagnosed with Dementia and is now in need of 24/7 care. I would highly recommend their services to anyone looking for assistance with their family.” -Nancy B

Reach us @ 770-396-0996 Joyhomecare.com admin@joyhomecare.com

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CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

First Place Nordstrom Perimeter Mall 4300 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE Atlanta, GA 30346 www.shop.nordstrom.com 770-394-1141

An incredible eye for what’s next in fashion. A passionate drive to exceed expectations. For more than 100 years, we’ve worked to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping our customers express their style — not just buy fashion. Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion retailer offering compelling clothing, shoes and accessories for men, women and children. Since 1901, we’ve been committed to providing our customers with the best possible service — and to improving it every day. Fashion changes. Shopping changes. Our commitment to happy customers does not.

Third Place DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

Third Place Von Maur

Metro Atlanta www.dsw.com 770-392-9880

Metro Atlanta www.vonmaur.com 877-866-6287

At DSW, we’re passionate about shoes, and we’re passionate about selling them the right way, responsibly, and with the bigger picture in mind. So we’re focused on making ethical business decisions, caring about the environment, and acting sustainably as an organization. We think that’s what it means to be a conscientious shoe lover; it’s what we expect of ourselves, and it’s what we expect of our partners. Great people, deep values, and a whole lot of shoe love. These are the things that make DSW Inc. what it is: a company that has changed what it means to shop for shoes.

Family-owned for 140 years, Von Maur has consistently delighted its customers with a wide selection of brand-name fashion apparel and shoes for men, women and children, as well as accessories, cosmetics, jewelry and gifts for every occasion. Our unwavering commitment to quality selection and service has made us the preferred department store for our many loyal customers, and continues to attract new customers every day.

Honorable Mention: Veronica’s Attic 5%, Fox’s 4%, Bloomingdale’s 4%, Neiman Marcus 4%, Fabrik 4%, Chico’s 3%, Dillard’s 3%, Bennie’s Shoes 3%

Second Place Macy’s

Third Place Kohl’s

Perimeter Mall 4300 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE Atlanta, GA 30346 www.macys.com 770-396-2800

Metro Atlanta www.kohls.com 855-564-5705

Macy’s, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier retailers. This prom season Macy’s wants every girl to look red carpet-ready with the latest trends in dresses, accessories, and beauty! 70

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At Kohl’s, our purpose is to inspire and empower families to lead fulfilled lives. Brands you love. Shopping that’s easy. Savings that add up every single day. Mobile sale alerts, incredible savings, hasslefree returns, free store pick-up. Furniture, bed and bath, jewelry.

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Clothing & Accessories

18.63%

10.28%

6.00%

6.00%

6.00%

Nordstrom

Macy’s

Kohl’s

DSW Shoes

Von Maur


FURNITURE & HOME DÉCOR

First Place HomeGoods Metro Atlanta www.homegoods.com 800-888-0776

We love the feeling of finding something spectacular at a price that’s equally so. We call this feeling HomeGoods happy— finding what you love at a price you adore. It’s the feeling that drives everything we do, and it’s why HomeGoods is where savvy shoppers of every style discover an ever-changing selection of exciting top brands and home fashions from around the world, at prices generally 20 to 60 percent below department and specialty store regular prices on comparable merchandise, every day.

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Second Place IKEA

Third Place West Elm

441 16th St. NW Atlanta, GA 30363 www.ikea.com 888-888-4532

Metro Atlanta www.westelm.com 888-922-4119

IKEA provides a range of affordable home furnishing products by combining function, quality, design, and value - always with sustainability in mind.

We’re focused on the intersection of modern design, affordability and community. Designing more than 90 percent of our products in-house, steadily increasing our selection of Fair Trade Certified™ products.

Honorable Mention: Macy’s 5%, Havertys 5%, Z Gallerie 5%, Rooms To Go 5%

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Furniture & Home Decor

15.28%

7.60%

6.84%

HomeGoods

ikea

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GIFT SHOP

Third Place Swoozie’s

4285 Roswell Road NE #10 Atlanta, GA 30342 www.swoozies.com 404-252-7980

Second Place Judaica Corner

2185 Briarcliff Road Atlanta, GA 30329 facebook.com/judaicacorneratl 404-636-2473

First Place Fragile

6235 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30328 www.fragilegifts.com 404-257-1323

For more than 30 years, Fragile has been the preeminent gift store in the metro Atlanta area, specializing in fine china, crystal and gifts. Fragile provides a unique experience in fine shopping, offering a broad range of traditional and contemporary gift items. Our store showcases the most complete selection of fine dinnerware, crystal and giftware in Atlanta, with a full-service wedding registry, an integral part of our business. At Fragile, we pride ourselves on our legendary customer service and expertise. Our experienced staff knows beauty and style, and pays attention to detail— combining beautiful gifts with the best prices.

Judaica Corner has been serving Jewish Atlanta for 30 years, offering an exquisite selection of Judaica, giftware, ritual items and books to enhance your Shabbat, Yom Tov and Jewish learning.

Third Place Veronica’s Attic

220 Sandy Springs Circle Atlanta, GA 30328 www.veronicasattic.com 404-257-1409

The experience of shopping at Veronica’s Attic boutique is truly unique. Diminutive powerhouse Cecily Ross is on call 24/7 for her customers, whom she regards as friends. For the past 25 years, Veronica’s Attic has remained a shining example of a successful, small local business.

Thank you for voting for us and for supporting us for 30+ years! We appreciate you!

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A one-stop shop for the woman on the go that recognizes the importance of life’s celebrations! Swoozie’s believes it’s always better to give than to receive.

Honorable Mention: Etz Chaim Judaica & Gifts 6%, Beth Shalom Gift Shop 5%, Under the Pecan Tree 4%, Hello Gorgeous! 4%, Pretty Things by Jess 4%, The Zaban Tower Gift Shop 3%

Gift Shop

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Expires 5/31/2019 • Certain exclusions apply

6235-B Roswell Rd, Atlanta, 30328 (in Sandy Springs Plaza, Near Trader Joe’s)

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21.31%

18.00%

12.21%

12.21%

Hours: Mon-Saturday 10:00-6:00

Fragile

Judaica Corner

Swoozie’s

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GROCERY MARKET

SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP

Second Place Trader Joe’s

Third Place Kroger

Beginning in the 50s as Pronto Markets, a small chain of convenience stores, in 1967 our founder, the original Trader Joe, changed our name and business model. We keep our costs low: every penny we save is a penny you save. We focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.

Shop low prices on groceries & choose pickup or delivery. Fill prescriptions, save with 100s of digital coupons, get fuel points, cash checks, and more.

Metro Atlanta www.traderjoes.com 404-236-2414

First Place Publix

Metro Atlanta www.kroger.com 800-576-4377

Metro Atlanta www.publix.com 800-242-1227

Each metro Atlanta Publix supermarket bakery offers a variety of baked goods and special-order cakes with a helpful customer service staff for planning your special occasion.

Honorable Mention: Whole Foods 11%, Sprouts Farmers Market 7%, The Spicy Peach 6%, Alon’s 5%, Fresh Market 4%

Grocery Market

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26.60%

20.82%

13.84%

Publix

Trader Joes

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HOME & GARDEN

First Place Home Depot Metro Atlanta www.homedepot.com 800-466-3337

When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new “hardware store” would be for home improvement and the retail industry. We’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. We can help with your home improvement projects. Our well-stocked Rental Center has everything necessary to get the job done right no matter what size project you decide to take on. In more than 2,200 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s The Home Depot difference.

Second Place Pike’s Nurseries

Third Place HomeGoods

Metro Atlanta www.pikenursery.com 770-921-1022

Metro Atlanta www.homegoods.com 800-888-0776

Pike Nurseries is an employeeowned landscape installation and design service, with its own planting service and growing facility. With a tradition of excellent customer service and gardening expertise, and a lifetime guarantee for all outdoor trees and shrubs, enjoy lively gardening conversation and professional tips at Pike, which pledges “Gardening without Guesswork.”

HomeGoods is where savvy shoppers of every style discover an ever-changing selection of exciting top brands and home fashions from around the world.

Honorable Mention: Lowe’s 8%, Ace Hardware 8%, Floor & Décor 6%, ADAC 3%, At Home 3%, America’s Home Place 2%, Great American Floors 2%

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Home & Garden

32.38%

19.11%

13.20%

Home Depot

Pike’s Nursery

HomeGoods


JEWELRY STORE

SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP

First Place D. Geller & Son

Second Place Solomon Brothers

Third Place Tiffany & Co.

5975 Roswell Road, Suite B225 Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.dgeller.com 770-955-5995

3340 Peachtree Road NE Altanta, GA 30326 www.solomonbrothers.com 404-266-0266

Phipps Plaza 3500 Peachtree Rd. N.E. Atlanta, GA 30326 www.tiffany.com 404-261 0074

D. Geller & Son is a family owned and operated business that is truly that: a family. Since 1939, our sales professionals have made it their mission to make you a customer for life and make you a part of the family! We’ve helped many generations of customers celebrate marriage, birthdays, anniversaries, having their first child, and so many other special occasions. In addition to making buying jewelry fun, we provide full-service jewelry repair and custom work on site seven days a week. We are “Where Atlanta Gets Engaged,” with showrooms in Atlanta/Akers Mill, Kennesaw and Sandy Springs.

Over 35 years ago Solomon Brothers began as a wholesale diamond company right here in Atlanta. Fast forward to today and Solomon Brothers Fine Jewelry has become Atlanta’s best source for loose diamonds, engagement rings, and all your jewelry needs.

Since 1837, the masterpieces of Tiffany & Co. have defined style and celebrated the world’s great love stories.

Honorable Mention: Worthmore Jewelers 4%, H & A International Jewelry 3%, Jewelry Artisans 3%, Sandalon Jewelry 2%, Shane Co. 2%, Brown & Co. Jewelers 2%, Iroff & Son 2%, Jared’s 2%, Zales 2%

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Jewelry Store

36.99%

25.81%

4.83%

D. Geller & Sons

Solomon Brothers

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KOSHER MARKET

First Place Kroger 4498 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.kroger.com 770-451-8350

“Kroger is honored to be recognized as the destination for kosher grocery shopping by the Atlanta Jewish Times subscribers,” said Glynn Jenkins, the public relations director for Kroger’s Atlanta division. “It is important that our stores reflect the diversity of our customers, associates and community, and we strive to bring a high level of quality, variety and expertise to our kosher customers. Whether it’s our kosher meats cut to order, fresh baked goods, deli meats, or our full variety of dry, frozen and dairy goods, we want to provide the greatest shopping experience for our customers.”

Second Place Costco

Third Place The Spicy Peach

Metro Atlanta www.costco.com 800-774-2678

2887 N Druid Hills Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 www.thespicypeach.com 404-334-7200

We are a membership warehouse club, dedicated to bringing our members the best possible prices on quality, brand-name merchandise. With hundreds of locations worldwide, Costco provides a wide selection of merchandise, plus the convenience of specialty departments and exclusive member services, all designed to make your shopping experience a pleasurable one.

The Spicy Peach offers a unique selection of only kosher items. We provide many Israeli products and have a gorgeous selection of domestic/imported cheeses and other hard-to-find items. We create lovely hostess gifts and baskets. We have specialty foods for all Jewish holidays as well as a vegetarian soup, salad and panini bar.

Honorable Mention: Kosher Gourmet 14%, Publix 13%, Tip Top 5%, Griller’s Pride 5%, Patton’s Meat Market 2%

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Kosher Market

22.35%

19.93%

19.12%

Kroger

Costco

The Spicy Peach


SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS

CATERER First Place Added Touch Catering

Third Place Bagelicious

8601 Dunwoody Place Atlanta, GA 30350 www.addedtouchcatering.com 770-321-9592

1255 Johnson Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30068 www.facebook.com/Bagelicious 770-509-950

At Added Touch Catering, we believe service is the new luxury. We work with you to fully customize your event with personalized menus, quality ingredients, unique decor and plating, experienced full-service staff and more. There is no request too grand and no detail too small for our clients, which is why Added Touch consistently ranks as metro Atlanta’s top catering company. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering at your house or planning a large-scale corporate gala, take your event to the next level by giving it an Added Touch.

New York deli-style favorites, including a variety of bagels and salads, in a casual, welcoming atmosphere.

Second Place Alon’s Bakery & Market 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA 30346 www.alons.com 678-397-1781

Alon’s Bakery & Market is an award-winning restaurant, providing highquality artisan baked goods and cuisine since 1992. The namesake of Executive Chef/Owner Alon Balshan, Alon’s Bakery & Market has locations in both Morningside and Dunwoody, with catering options available across metro Atlanta. Offering customers a unique atmosphere that emulates the authentic feel of a European market, Alon’s Bakery & Market is known for its high-quality, made-from-scratch selection of baked breads, European-style cakes, handmade pastries, gourmet made-to-order sandwiches and salads, freshly prepared foods, fine cheeses, carefully curated delicacies, exquisite chocolates and more.

BAGELICIOUS

Third Place Goldbergs Fine Foods Metro Atlanta www.goldbergbagel.com 404-465-1100

Rich in history. Committed to quality. Each morning we prepare dozens of our “Famous since 1972” Po’ Boys on fresh-baked bread for loyal patrons as the kitchen buzzes with the boiling of matzah balls, slicing of local produce and cracking of eggs. Pick up delectable deli salads and classics like pickled tomatoes, stuffed cabbage and corned beef, or a homestyle casserole from the frozen case for a great family meal. Third Place Affairs to Remember 2316 Defoor Hills Road NW Atlanta, GA 30318 www.affairs.com 404-872-7859

Our award-winning 40 years of success can be attributed to the company’s innovative menus, impeccable service, attention to detail and reliability. Affairs to Remember will create indelible memories.

Annette Sacks Marcus

Annette Sacks Marcus

Annette Marcus

404-847-9629

CATERING

TOTAL CATERING & EVENT PLANNING

(404) 847-9629 AnnetteMarcusCatering.com

AnnetteMarcusCatering.com

I m T hrilled!

I’m Thrilled!

What an honor to be named a

Top 10 Best Caterer

Honorable Mention: Proof of the Pudding 7%, Alex’s Catering 7%, Keith’s Corner BBQ 5%, Talk of the Town 4%, Annette Marcus 4%

caterer

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13.72%

11.41%

8.00%

8.00%

8.00%

added touch

alon’s

bagelicious

goldbergs

affairs to remember

in the Best of Jewish Atlanta Readership Awards. It’s been my pleasure to be part of your family simchas and celebrations for more than 30 years!

What an honor to be named a Top 10 Best Caterer in the Best of Jewish Now our restaurant, Watershed on Peachtree, Readership is yourAtlanta destination for innovative dining Awards. and unforgettable events. It’s been my pleasure to be WatershedRestaurant.com part of your family simchas and celebrations for more than 30 years! Now our restaurant, Watershed on Peachtree, is your destination for innovative dining and unforgettable events. WatershedRestaurant.com 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 77


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EVENT DÉCOR & FLORIST

First Place Jim White Design

Second Place Balloons Over Atlanta

Third Place Let’s Celebrate

Metro Atlanta www.jimwhitedesigns.com 404- 462-4787

1231 Collier Road NW Atlanta, GA 30318 www.balloonsover.com 404-231-3090

4000 Northfield Way, Suite 300 Roswell, GA 30076 www.letscelebrateevents.com 678-879-9900

A full service decor company for any budget. A full time staff of creative professionals who specialize in balloons, flowers, custom decor, graphic design, print-outs and even event planning make us one of the most convenient, affordable and creative decor companies in Atlanta!

A dynamic event design company in Atlanta, Let’s Celebrate will make your special event an unforgettable experience. For the last 25 years we've become known for our ability to take a client’s concept and transform it into a dazzling reality, creating an atmosphere that embraces every guest. Our customized designs, including floral creations, balloons, tablescapes, artistic installments, special effects and lighting are cutting edge.

For more than 37 years, Jim White has been on the cutting edge of decorating for special events in Atlanta—setting trends and surpassing expectations.

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Honorable Mention: EventScapes 8%, Flower Design by Joan Rubenstein 7%, Flowers by Yona 7%, Carithers Flowers 7%, JF&CS Renterpieces 6%, Balloonacy 6%, Wilbur at Eventscapes 6%

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Event Décor & Florist

Thank you for your vote and trust in us! Let SpecialTevents create the event of your dreams. visit: www.terrysaxeevents.com write: specialtevents@yahoo.com call: 404.216.7515

16.70%

11.22%

8.67%

Jim White Design

Balloons Over Atlanta

Let’s Celebrate

Terry Saxe, Atlanta's Event Specialist

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KOSHER CATERER

Second Place The Spicy Peach 2887 N. Druid Hills Road Atlanta, GA 30329 www.thespicypeach.com 404-334-7200

First Place A Kosher Touch 5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 www.akoshertouch.com 770-321-9592

The Spicy Peach offers beautiful platters for all occasions: boxed lunches, light hors d’oeuvres, wraps, salads, pick-up sweets, and candy for your daily and life cycle events!

At A Kosher Touch Catering, we believe service is the new luxury. We work with you to fully customize your event with personalized menus, quality ingredients, unique decor and plating, experienced full-service staff and more. There is no request too grand and no detail too small for our clients, which is why A Kosher Touch consistently ranks as metro Atlanta’s top catering company. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering at your house or planning a large-scale corporate gala, take your event to the next level by giving it A Kosher Touch.

Third Place Keith’s Corner BBQ 2715 Peachtree Square Atlanta, GA 30360 www.keithscornerbbq.com 404-250-1BBQ(1227)

Our BBQ is SMOKIN’. Pitmasters from the professional BBQ circuit bring award-winning BBQ to our community. We pride ourselves on smoking the best glatt kosher meats for your enjoyment. We can accommodate you in your home, backyard, local synagogue or favorite event space.

Honorable Mention: Yum! 6%, Julie’s Kosher 5%, Avenue K 5%, Lison Spiegelman 5%

kosher caterer

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17.82%

13.02%

8.00%

8.00%

8.00%

8.00%

8.00%

a kosher touch

the spicy peach

Keith’s Corner BBQ

Kosher Gourmet

Alex Catering

For All Occasions and More

Fuego Mundo


Third Place Alex Catering Third Place The Kosher Gourmet 2153 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30329 www.kgatl.com 404-636-1114

We feature full-service glatt kosher catering and take-out. Our artisan butchers can personally tailor your meat selection for holidays, simchas, or a regular BBQ!

www.alexcatering.net 404-786-8133

We use the freshest and finest ingredients and can adhere to any special dietary needs. Our desserts and specialty cakes are works of art. Our services include floral arrangements, tableware, gazebos, and chair coverings. Whether it’s a dinner for 40, a corporate event for 500 or an elegant, white-glove seated reception for 1,000 guests, Alex Catering will treat each with the elegance and respect it deserves. You will savor the flavors of North and South America, Asian, West and East European and Middle Eastern cuisine.

Third Place For All Occasions and More

Third Place Fuego Mundo

1440 Spring Street NW Atlanta, GA 30309 www.foralloccasionsandmore.com 404-953-8157

5590 Roswell Rd Sandy Springs, GA 30342 www.fuegomundo.com 404-256-4330

With years of experience, catering by For All Occasions and More has maintained a reputation as one of Atlanta’s top full-service caterers with cuisine that is an experience in exceptional taste and elegance. We pride ourselves on artistic expression and our presentation is incomparable, offering many culinary choices including glatt kosher.

Thank you so much for voting Fuego Mundo as a top kosher restaurant in Atlanta. We value our patrons and their confidence in us. You are what gives our team the motivation to continue providing quality meals and excellent customer service. Thank you again. We look forward to serving you!

Thank Q Atlanta Jewish Times readers for our SMOKIN’ success!!!

ON-SITE EVENT CATERING • Brisket • Chicken • Beef Ribs

• Lamb • Beef • So Much More!

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

Contact Keith Marks for booking information: 404-250-1BBQ (1227) | keith.kcbbq@gmail.com

www.keithscornerbbq.com

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SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS

PARTY DJ Second Place Sammy Rosenberg Metro Atlanta www.facebook.com/Play-it-againSammy/ 404-863-4455

A DJ for all occasions. I love music and I love dancing. I am energetic, charismatic and personable. When I play music, people dance! First Place Atlanta Fever Entertainment

Third Place DJ Neezy Entertainment

978 Forest Pond Circle Marietta, GA 30068 www.atlantafeverent.com 770-998-2338

Metro Atlanta www.djneezy.com 678-520-0194

Atlanta Fever Entertainment is an interactive DJ company that designs custom entertainment experiences for any event. We have a knowledgeable and skillful team of MCs, DJs, and dancers who are masters of creating perfect party energy. We keep the energy high throughout your event with the ideal music. Our packages are built with your vision in mind and can include dance platforms, screens, stages, lighting, live music, and more! From the smallest to the largest event, Atlanta Fever provides quality entertainment creating memories that will last a lifetime!

Some DJs simply play music and some MCs play to the crowd, DJ Neezy works to do both to maintain the pulse of the party!

Third Place Vibe Entertainment 2080 Peachtree Industrial Court Suite 107 Atlanta, GA 30341 www.vibeentertainmentinc.com 404-257-0206

Thank you for voting us as 1st place winner!

Offering a wide variety of entertainment possibilities to provide the perfect mood for your event, we can help you create magical moments with music from any decade! Honorable Mention:

Let us bring your party to life!

Tevyeh Party Express 7%, Horizon Entertainment 4%, Kagan Entertainment (Krazy Boyz) 4%, DJ Tod 4%, Espeuté Productions 4%

Call us today to book your entertainment at 404.931.5779.

Party DJ

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The hottest DJ’s, dancers, & MC’s Available for your special event!

• Bar & Bat Mitzvahs • Corporate Events • School Events • Weddings • Dance Parties • So Much More!

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23.89%

18.29%

8.00%

8.00%

Atlanta Fever Entertainment

Sammy Rosenberg

DJ Neezy

Vibe Entertainment


PARTY PLANNER

SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS

First Place Bluming Creativity

Second Place SpecialTevents - Terry Saxe

Third Place Helene Popowski

1140 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350 www.blumingcreativity.com 770-992-4200

4975 Olde Towne Way Marietta, GA 30068 www.terrysaxeevents.com (404) 216-7515

Metro Atlanta www.heleneandcompanyinc.com 770-390-9144

When you hire Bluming Creativity for your event, you get much more than an event coordinator. You get a creative team dedicated to making your occasion as unique and perfectly ‘you’ as you dare to dream. With years of planning experience, your event will be enhanced by industry professionals, whose goal is to provide you with top-notch service and an unforgettable celebration.

We are a team of exceptional hospitality specialists with more than 17 years of experience orchestrating luxury, spectacular events, both grand and small. Making dreams a reality.

One of the most well-respected event planning professionals in the country, with an emphasis on one-of-a-kind weddings, b’nai mitzvah and specialty parties.

Honorable Mention: Amy J Ackerman 8%, Let’s Celebrate 7%, Alyson Pollack 6%, Melissa Miller 6%, Atlanta Party Connection 6%, Your Party by Karen 6%

BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA

We are honored to be recognized, thank you for the love! The best part of my job is seeing the looks on the client’s face when they see their event space. I love being able to make the event come together, enjoy a special milestone in their lives, and to throw a party that they won’t soon forget! F BEST O JEWISH ATLANTA

Party Planner

www.blumingcreativity.com | 770.992.4200

15.00%

11.00%

9.00%

Bluming Creativity

SpecialTevents Terry Saxe

Helene Popowski 2019 BEST OF JEWISH ATLANTA | 83


SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS

PHOTOGRAPHER

First Place Beth Intro Photography

Second Place Scenesations Photography

Second Place Harold Alan Photographers

Third Place Eric Bern

Metro Atlanta www.bethintrophoto.com 404-372-9973

Metro Atlanta www.scenesationsphotography.com 770-616-0553

When I had my first daughter, I realized my love for capturing a child’s smile and their moments of simple joy within a photo. They grow up so quickly and I feel blessed to have catalogued my girls’ memories in film! I want to do the same for others.

A 32-year-old family-owned photography and videography business comprised of Patti Covert and her two sons Bradley and Chandler. We love capturing your memories!

PO Box 88744 Atlanta, GA 30356 www.haroldalan.com 770-730-8911

400 Mt. Vernon Hwy NE Atlanta, GA 30328 www.ericbernstudio.com 404-252-0209

A team of seasoned professionals, artists, craftsmen, journalists and storytellers. With more than 40 years of experience, we can guarantee the highest level of quality and creativity.

I am honored to be a recipient of the award! For 35+ years I’ve had the pleasure of capturing the smiles and spirit of our community! Thank you, Eric

Honorable Mention: Paula Gould 6%, Chuck Robertson 6%, Dan Rosen 4%, Cohen Photography 3%, Affordable Photography 3%, Jon Marks 3%, Mitzvah Man 3%, Rose Gold Images 3%

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Photographer

15.82%

9.00%

9.00%

8.44%

Beth Intro Photography

Scenesations

Harold Alan Photography

Eric Bern


VENUE

SIMCHAS & CELEBRATIONS

First Place Georgia Aquarium

Second Place Ahavath Achim Synagogue

Third Place Congregation B’nai Torah

Third Place The Temple

225 Baker St. NW Atlanta, GA 30313 www.georgiaaquarium.org 404-581-4000

600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 aasynagogue.org 404-355-5222

700 Mt. Vernon Highway NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328 www.bnaitorah.org 404-257-0537

1589 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30309 www.the-temple.org 404-873-1731

Georgia Aquarium is a leading nonprofit organization located in Atlanta, committed to working on behalf of all marine life through education, preservation, exceptional animal care, and research across the globe. Georgia Aquarium inspires, educates, and entertains its millions of guests about the aquatic biodiversity throughout the world through its hundreds of exhibits and tens of thousands of animals across its seven major galleries.

Ahavath Achim cultivates a Jewish community of purposeful belonging. We inspire and support spiritual journeys by deepening relationships with one another. After over 130 years, we have seen some amazing parties. Come celebrate your simcha with us!

A vibrant, egalitarian, conservative congregation in the heart of Sandy Springs, we pride ourselves on being a warm, welcoming community, and offer a broad range of opportunities for worship, learning, and social activities for all ages.

The Temple is located in midtown Atlanta and is one of American Judaism’s most historic religious institutions. Founded in 1867, it is the city’s oldest and most diverse synagogue. For a century and a half, it has built a tradition of social justice work and a commitment to broadening people’s access to a full Jewish life.

Honorable Mention: Atlanta History Center 5%, Ponce City Market 4%, InterContinental Buckhead 4%, Ritz Carlton Buckhead 4%, Four Seasons 4%, Congregation Or VeShalom 4%

Entertainment for All Occasions

SAMMY ROSENBERG PROFESSIONAL DJ F BEST O JEWISH ATLANTA

simcha/ Celebration venue

Voted 2nd Place: Best Party DJ Voted 3rd Place: Best Live Music Entertainment

404-863-4455 THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR VOTES! 11.57%

10.10%

6.38%

6.38%

georgia aquarium

Ahavath Achim Synagogue

congregation b’nai torah

The temple

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VIDEOGRAPHER

First Place Blue Orchid Productions

Second Place Dewitt Smith

Third Place Ori Salzberg

2184 Zelda Drive NE Atlanta, GA 30345 www.blueorchidproductions.com 678-261-6185

7025 Blue Fox Court Cumming, GA 30040 www.dsvp.com 770-886-2999

Metro Atlanta www.orisalzberg.com 404-333 2235

As a teenager, Ella Szczupak watched her parents laughing and dancing in their old, grainy wedding film, and that film fueled her desire to capture and preserve the happiest moments of people’s lives. Today, she considers a well-edited video to be a work of art, whether it’s a biography, a bar mitzvah, or a photo/video montage, because, as she learned long ago, a memory is one of the nicest gifts you can give someone you love. Blue Orchid specializes in corporate and live event videography.

Trusted by Atlanta’s elite event planners to preserve important occasions, corporate and lifeevents for over 35 years. Artistry, attention to detail, and attention to our clients’ needs is our focus. Explore our site and discover why so many clients return to Dewitt Smith Video to capture their special moments.

Ori founded Meaningful Media to bring originality and emotion to web media. Music is the driving force of his visual projects, often creating custom scores.

Honorable Mention: Jeff Kaplan 7%, Brownieland 6%, Point of View 6%, Spotlight Production 6%, Vanilla Cloud Studio 4%, Jonathan and Kaye 4%, Wages Video 4%, Matt Ruggles Wave Pictures 4%

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Videographer

21.50%

17.46%

8.08%

Blue Orchid

Dewitt Smith

Ori Salzberg


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